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November 30, 2011  
Bookrageous Episode 30; Non-Fiction with Mary Roach

We had some mic issues during this recording; sorry for the occasional fuzz!

Intro Music; Showbiz? Science? Who Cares? -- Less than Jake

What We’re Reading

Jenn

[1:21] When the Sacred Ginmill Closes, Lawrence Block (Matthew Scudder Series #6), courtesy of the Fuzzy Typewriter Book Club

[2:21] Georgette Heyer already!, These Old Shades

[3:33] Bigger Than a Breadbox, Laurel Snyder

Rebecca

[4:45] Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling

[7:16] Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman, March 2012

[8:18] Dirty Minds, Kayt Sukel, February 2012

Josh

[9:21] 50 Funniest American Writers, Andy Borowitz; I Found This Funny, Judd Apatow

[11:21] The Mirage, Matt Ruff, February 2012

Mary Roach!!!!!!!!

[14:22] God, No!, Penn Jillette

[16:16] Rin Tin Tin, Susan Orlean

Intermission; Dry -- Lealea Jones

Non-Fiction as Continuing Education

[20:00] Stiff, Mary Roach

[23:16] Sex at Dawn, Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha

[23:28] A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman

[24:12] A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

[24:30] Sarah Vowell

[25:21] K Blows Top, Peter Carlson

[25:32] Last Call, Daniel Okrent

[26:12] Physics of the Impossible, Michio Kaku; Elegant Universe, Brian Greene

[29:17] The Poisoner’s Handbook, Deborah Blum

[30:00] The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

[31:12] The Fruit Hunters, Adam Gollner

[32:00] Annie Proulx

[33:05] How Mary Roach got into writing

[35:00] Books as social lubrication

[38:00] The Vikings, Robert Ferguson

[39:50] “Nonfiction so good it reads like fiction”: Y/N?

[41:30] The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

[42:58] Born to Run, Christopher McDougall

[45:40] The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe; Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

[47:36] Truth and “lies” in nonfiction; The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, February 2012

[52:35] In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin

[56:15] Authors & Wish-Fulfillment (Packing for Mars)

[57:53] Floaters!

Outro; Showbiz? Science? Who Cares? -- Less than Jake

Find Us!

Bookrageous on Tumblr, Podbean, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Zazzle (for the Bookrageous 2011-2012 calendar), and leave us voicemail at 347-855-7323

Find Us Online: Josh, Rebecca, Jenn, Mary Roach

Bookrageous Book Club Pick: Zone One, Colson Whitehead

Fuzzy Typewriter Book Club

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Note: Our show book links direct you to WORD, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. If you click through and buy the book, we will get a small affiliate payment. We won't be making any money off any book sales -- any payments go into hosting fees for the Bookrageous podcast, or Bookrageous projects like our calendar. We promise.

November 18, 2011  
Bookrageous Episode 29; Short Stories

Intro Music; My Wasted Friends -- The Ike Reilly Assassination

What We’re Reading

Rebecca

[1:32] The Shadow World, Andrew Feinstein

[3:16] The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata and Jim Finlay, February 2012

[6:53] Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King

Adam Ross!!!!!

[8:20] Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, June 2012

[10:25] First Love, Ivan Turgenev

[10:33] The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

[10:50] Jim Shepard: Project X; Like You’d Understand, Anyway

[11:30] 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, Jane Smiley

[11:53] The Age of Reagan, Sean Wilentz

[16:11] Manhood for Amateurs, Michael Chabon

Josh

[16:35] Americus, MK Reed and Jonathan Hill

[20:15] Lord of the Flies, William Golding

[22:00] Adam on To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

[22:40] A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages, Stephen Rogers

Jenn

[24:40] The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell (as recommended by Rebecca and Keryn)

[26:27] Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King

[26:34] Shaping Things, Bruce Sterling

[28:08] Lost Everything, Brian Francis Slattery, April 2012; Liberation, Spaceman Blues

Intermission; Morning Fog -- Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi

Short Stories

[35:53] Ladies and Gentlemen, Adam Ross (Best Fiction of 2011)

[39:20] Volt, Alan Heathcock

[41:10] Instant Love, Jami Attenberg; Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri

[42:54] We Others, Steven Millhauser; The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

[43:53] What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, Laura Van Den Berg

[45:23] The Courage Consort, Michel Faber

[45:45] The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Lydia Davis

[47:20] Best American Short Stories

[47:25] The World of the Short Story, Clifton Fadiman

[48:40] James Salter: Dusk and Other Stories; A Sport and a Past-Time

[50:00] Pam Houston

[50:15] Moral Disorder and Other Stories, Margaret Atwood

[50:40] The Whore’s Child, Richard Russo

[51:08] How to Breathe Underwater, Julie Orringer; St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, Karen Russell

[51:50] Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross

[56:12] Collected Stories of Isaac Babel, Isaac Babel

[56:40] The Progress of Love, Alice Munro

[57:21] The Stories of John Cheever and The Journals of John Cheever

[59:00] Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Haruki Murakami; John Updike; The Rainbow, D.H. Lawrence

[59:56] Rock Springs, Richard Ford

[1:00:08] The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard

[1:02:15] Emperor of the Air, Ethan Canin

[1:02:37] Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

[1:03:23] Like You’d Understand, Anyway, Jim Shepard

[1:04:49] Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Leaf Storm), Eyes of a Blue Dog

[1:06:20] AS Byatt: The Matisse Stories, Little Black Book of Stories

[1:07:17] Old Men at Midnight, Chaim Potok; My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen

[1:07:52] The Great Frustration, Seth Fried (as recommended by Ali); Charles Yu

[1:08:44] In the Valley of the Kings, Terrence Holt

[1:09:38] Out of the Girls’ Room and Into the Night, Thisbe Nissen

[1:10:22] Birds of America, Lorrie Moore

[1:10:43] Flash Fiction

[1:11:25] Difficult Loves, Italo Calvino; The Night in Question, Tobias Wolff; Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers, Stanley Elkin

[1:12:10] The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien

[1:12:35] A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

[1:14:00] Stories in an Almost Classical Mode, Harold Brodke

[1:14:23] Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut (Who Am I This Time?)

Outro; My Wasted Friends -- The Ike Reilly Assassination

Find Us!

Bookrageous on Tumblr, Podbean, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Zazzle (for the Bookrageous 2011-2012 calendar), and leave us voicemail at 347-855-7323

Find Us Online: Jenn, Josh, Rebecca, Jenn, Adam Ross

Bookrageous Book Club Pick: Zone One, Colson Whitehead

Fuzzy Typewriter Book Club

Get Bookrageous schwag at CafePress

Note: Our show book links direct you to WORD, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. If you click through and buy the book, we will get a small affiliate payment. We won't be making any money off any book sales -- any payments go into hosting fees for the Bookrageous podcast, or Bookrageous projects like our calendar. We promise.

November 15, 2011  

Bookrageous favorites out today, November 15th!

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The Whore of Akron, Scott Raab (from episode 28)

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Don’t forget to order your copy of Zone One by Colson Whitehead from Word Brooklyn for the first Bookrageous Book Club. Put BOOKRAGEOUS in the comments of your order for a 10% discount and stay tuned for the November discussion date.

November 1, 2011  

Bookrageous favorites out today, November 1st!

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Shiny Objects, James A. Roberts

The Nerdist Way, Chris Hardwick

Brewed Awakening, Joshua Bernstein

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Don’t forget to order your copy of Zone One by Colson Whitehead from Word Brooklyn for the first Bookrageous Book Club. Put BOOKRAGEOUS in the comments of your order for a 10% discount and stay tuned for the November discussion date.

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