Episode 7: Modern Romance

Surprise, drunkers! We’re back just one week later with episode 7! As we mentioned last time, we read Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance.

This episode, we are so on the Aziz Train. At the beginning, though, we get caught on a podcast tangent (name checking Reply All; This American Life; Death, Sex & Money with Anna Sale; Story Corps; and Sara Weber’s Adolescence is A Marketing Tool). We also discuss the fact that Olivia is Aziz’s number one stalker, sadness (or happiness? zing!) over the fact that Aziz is no longer with the girlfriend mentioned in the book, the impetus that this book may be to make people want to delete all online dating accounts, the fact that “VCR movies” is not a genre, and so.much.more.

Olivia drinks: old champagne and fruit juice
Ashley drinks: coffee with coffee liqueur

We read: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Up next: Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

Episode 6: Blood, Bones & Butter

Hola muchachos! Sorry we skipped a week; we’re very important people with very important lives. While we were being very important, though, we read Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton, and now we’re ready to talk to you about it.

In this episode, we discuss graphic comparisons between poop and guacamole (yum! hope you’re not eating right now!), we figure out the relevance of the title, we explore our new fondness for the genre that is “food memoir,” we learn about Jacques P├ępin and his chivey-ness, and finally we promise to tweet Aziz Ansari (okay, that’s actually more of a preview of episode 7).

Olivia drinks: Bulleit bourbon and coke
Ashley drinks: $6 sauvignon blanc

We read: Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Up next: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Episode 5: Boy, Snow, Bird

Hey, cuties! It’s time for another edition of Drunk of the Book Club!!! HAAAAYYYOOOOO

In this episode, we discuss the ickiness of transphobia (dear listeners, if you don’t think the end was transphobic, let us hear your opinion), as well as the in-your-face symbolism and the can’t-put-it-down-ness of this book. We also discuss how much Olivia hates Steinbeck (gasp) and how Ashley left her copy of the book in a hotel room (groan).

Olivia drinks: Bogle Chardonnay
Ashley drinks: A margarita

We read: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Up next: Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton