Hiiii bbs!!! This week, we discuss Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa.
We discuss: giving Patton Oswalt a chance, compliments for kids and for adults, being better shoppers, serious stuff, silly stuff, and SO MUCH MOREEEE.
Olivia drinks: malbec
Ashley drinks: g&t w/ TERROIR GIN
We read: Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa
Up next: Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Music by: Matt Costa
Welcome to Season 2, drunkers! To start off our new season, we have our discussion about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Oh, beeteedubs, Ashley keeps saying Nigeria because she’s ignorant; the book takes place in GHANA goddammit!.
Among other things, we discuss: biblical vibes, Gyasi’s use of description, our desires to be translators despite our monolingual status, learning new languages with children’s books, Olivia’s memoir “A Full Room in the Mountains,” wanting to reread the book, the importance and weight of these stories, supporting authors by buying their books, purposeful self-care in the age of #45, and so much more.
Olivia drinks: “red blend” wine from the corner store
Ashley drinks: (you guessed it!) gin and tonic
We read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Up next: Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa