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Ayana Mathis, Author of the Bestselling Novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, on How She Reacted When Oprah Winfrey Called

Brad Listi | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 157, my conversation with Ayana Mathis, author of the bestselling novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. It was hand-selected by Oprah Winfrey as an official pick of Oprah's Book Club 2.0.

Lenore Zion, Novelist and Sex Therapist, on How a Wild Night in High School Helped to Inspire Her New Book, Stupid Children

Brad Listi | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 155, my conversation with Lenore Zion, an author who also works as a sex therapist.

Sam Lipsyte, Author of The Fun Parts, on Rejection, Depression and (Eventual) Vindication

Brad Listi | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Brad Listi

In this segment, Sam Lipsyte talks about his early struggles, the deep disappointment he felt when his novel Home Land was rejected--and how it eventually went on to be published to great acclaim.

Lesley Arfin, Staff Writer on Girls, Talks Nudity, Body Image and the Creative Courage of Lena Dunham

Brad Listi | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 151, a revealing conversation with Lesley Arfin, a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, as well as the MTV series Awkward.

Meet The 16-Year-Old Book Reviewer

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Claire Bidwell Smith

Robby Auld came onto my radar when he reviewed my book for The Nervous Breakdown, writing one of the most thoughtful assessments of my memoir to date. I couldn't help wanting to know more about the kid who cracked the literary scene.

Side Stepping Statement? Take Drink. Depressed About Country? Take Drink. Blog!

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

END. FINAL. OVERRRR. Well, this debate was a pretty grueling exercise in tedium but I think I'm going to call it for Barack. He needed to come off pr...