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Lisa Taddeo

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster 2019), about women’s desire and how it’s intertwined with judgement from others, how to build layered and complicated characters as a journalist, and the incredible feat of reporting on the lives of these three American women over the course of eight years.

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Patti F. Smith, Britain Woodman, and Michael Andreoni

Triple the fun on Living Writers with guests Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman talking about Vanishing Ann Arbor (The History Press 2019) and Michael Andreoni talking about his short story collection The Window Is A Mirror (bhc Press 2018). We talk about Ann Arbor’s story, then, and now; putting together a long form history; paths to being a writer; and, storytelling, passion and writing the life you know.

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Michael Andreoni with Gina and Steph

David Maraniss

David Maraniss reads from his twelfth book A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (Simon & Schuster 2019).

We talk about what it means to be American, the Spanish Civil War, 1952 and now, HUAC, and his father’s typed imperfect S.

We also hear his father’s full statement that he was not allowed to read at the witness table in Room 740 of the Federal Building in Detroit in March 1952.

 

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Jessica Abel

Jessica Abel reads from her latest book Growing Gills: How to find creative focus when you’re drowning in your daily life (2017). We talk about radio, podcasts, graphic novels, comics, self-publishing, creative focus and doing what you believe in.

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photo credit: Jessica Abel

Ellen Muehlberger

Ellen Muehlberger reads from Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and Its Consequences in Late Ancient Christianity (Oxford University Press 2019). We talk about the postmortal, compulsion, morality and violence. We also talk about working on the big project, the making of a new idea– and then the making of the book.

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Samantha Irby

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Samantha Irby, author of the bestseller We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty. Samantha is also creator of the blog Bitches Gotta EatMeaty is currently being developed as a comedy series with FX, starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. They will talk about humor, feminism, Michigan, and snacks.

 

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