Episode 29: How to Weep in Public

Well, lovelies, we’re back with episode 29! This week we read How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows by Jacqueline Novak. We enjoyed it vv much and have lotsa smart things to stay.

We discuss: Bright Eyes connections (Olivia’s one true love), whether or not this could be considered a memoir, an error Olivia found, the privilege our dear author displays and acknowledges at points, how this book is kind of hard to discuss, our appreciation for Novak’s approach to talking about depression, the relatability of this book for multiple audiences, and soooomuchmore.

Olivia drinks: sauvignon blanc
Ashley drinks: gin&tonic
(damn we’re creatures of habit)

We read: How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows by Jacqueline Novak
Up next: Hunger by Roxane Gay

Music by: Matt Costa!

Episode 28: The Glass Universe

Hey darlin’, we’re back with our episode on The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel!

This time, we discuss: the merits of gin & soda (fewer carbs, y’all!), Ashleys weirdass interpretation of Dava Sobel’s voice, how quickly this book moves through time, the challenge of remembering drunk book suggestions, being okay with not having the background knowledge for a science- and history-focused book, our love of the dudes and ladies who were so woman-positive back in this regressive as hell era, the incredible brilliance and intelligence of the folks in this book (they look at pictures of what looks like spray paint and can then figure out distances, ages, and brightness of the stars, WTF), and sooo much more.

Olivia drinks: sauvignon blanc
Ashley drinks: gin&tonic

We read: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
Up next: How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows by Jacqueline Novak

Music by: Matt Costa!