Episode Sixty-Five: Bianca Bosker

Episode Sixty-Five: Bianca Bosker

In This Episode:

Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste saunters into the Damn Library with gusto. She and the guys discuss books that make you want to get pregnant, Burgundy drinking songs, and getting her first hater. Plus, they delve into Joan Didion's South and West, and discuss its essential notebook-ness.

Other Highlights:

* Sensefulness!
* Indie Bookstore Day shoutouts, incl. Books Are Magic and Greenlight PLG!
* Ephemera - when's the right time to release it?
* Can we ever read things again, or at least these days, without thinking about Trump? 

LISTEN:


THE EP. 65 BOOKSHELF
(CONTAINING ALL THE BOOKS DISCUSSED WHILE RECORDING)

THIS EPISODE'S BOOKS:

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker
South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion

WHAT'D YOU BUY?:

Drew: The Sandmeyer Reaction by Michael Chabon & Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
Christopher: The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
Bianca: The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

ALSO MENTIONED:

Moonglow by Michael Chabon
What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
The White Album by Joan Didion
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
Journals by Kurt Cobain
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra
The Liar's Club by Mary Karr
Cherry by Mary Karr
"At the Dam" by Joan Didion
S-Town

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Drew: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (h/t to Victor LaValle)
Christopher: Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
Bianca: Lit by Mary Karr // Big Happy Mushy Lump and Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

FROM THE DAMN BAR