Book Fight

On this Very Special Episode we field questions from students at Tom's high school alma mater. Changing lives!

Direct download: WritersAsk-ChildrenAreOurFuture.mp3
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An intensely dark, often comic novel about the British landed gentry and child abuse. Talking points include: the decision to write a memoir or a novel, mean-spiritedness versus generosity, inspirational dog films, and which one of us Frazier and which is Roz. Also, another installment of MATR, and whether Tom's recommendations are to be trusted.

Direct download: Ep_28-Edward_St_Aubyn_Some_Hope.mp3
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Special bonus episode! Our gift to you, listeners. We read a Harlequin Romance novel about Viking love. 

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Low-residency MFA programs. Revisiting your old work. And should writers go to AWP? We also debate some new catch phrases, Mike alienates everybody, and we create a new iteration of MTV's Real World franchise.

Direct download: WritersAsk-TGIT.mp3
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A novel that prompts a discussion of how we pick books, and why certain books stress us out. Talking points include: story structure, penis length versus penis girth, athletes versus writers, Mexican vacations, and Mike's junior tennis career. We also debut a new feature at the end of the show, tentatively titled Mike and Tom Recommend, in which we ... well, recommend stuff (and bicker about said recommendations, as it turns out).

Direct download: Ep_27-Jami_Attenberg_The_Melting_Season.mp3
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