Episode 27: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Hello loves! We’re back and talking about We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby.

We discuss: the unsustainable magic that is la croix, helen the spunky devil spawn, samantha irby’s balance of humor and seriousness, the pacing of the reveal of Mavis and her relationship, how hard it would be to suddenly be a parent and role model to tweens in the middle of your adulthood, olivia’s hatred of bathroom humor, our moonspired dreams, how much we shape people, white people picnics, and mooooore.

Olivia drinks: water
Ashley drinks: water

We read: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
Up next: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

Music by: Matt Costa!

Episode 26: The Book of Joan

OMGEEEZ! We’re back, and this epi we’re talking about The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch.

You’re in luck because we talk about: the power of wine stoppers (they work!), cutting through soft skin with wire (it’s a thing in the book!), the constant action in the story, our confusion with the place name CIEL (newsflash: it’s French), the fact that the story was toooooo much for us, all the positive reviews, comparison to Marilynne Robinson’s book (PS It’s Housekeeping, NOT Homecoming), how the book continues for what feels like forever, “womb logic,” some fucked up transphobic shit– oof, in short, we get sassy.

Olivia drinks: a sauv blanc named AVA GRACE (it’s from Whole Foods obvi)
Ashley drinks: weeks-old rose with a tiny bit of carbonation left thanks to that mystical wine stopper

We read: The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
Up next: We are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Music by: Matt Costa!

Episode 25: Lincoln in the Bardo

Hey, ya cutie! We’re back with our talk about Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

In this epi, we talk about: wine wine wine (does white really have fewer calories, obtw?), the funky and poetic structure of this novie, the idea that this book may be “easier” as an audiobook, too much vs. too little character development, lots of action vs. contemplative moments, Ashley basically tells the whole book Thrill Me by Benjamin Percy, and mooooore.

Olivia drinks: coffee
Ashley drinks: nada, baby

We read: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Up next: The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Music by: Matt Costa!