Episode 70 - Author Spotlight with Virginia Sole-Smith and A Giveaway!

Chris and Emily chatting with Virginia Sole-Smith, author of  The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America

Chris and Emily chatting with Virginia Sole-Smith, author of The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America

Episode Seventy Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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– 70th Episode Giveaway –
The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America – Virginia Sole-Smith
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America – Nancy Maclean
The Flight Attendant – Chris Bohjalian
Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight

– 10th Readalong –
True Grit – Charles Portis
Send in questions or comments by March 28, 2019 – we will discuss on April 2nd episode.

– Currently Reading –
The Street – Ann Petry (CW)
The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary (EF) (release date 5/28/19)
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (CW)

– Just Read –
Jonah’s Gourd Vine – Zora Neale Hurston (CW)
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir – Ruth Reichl (EF) (release date 4/2/19)
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter – Tom Clavin (CW)
Shadow Daughter: A Memoir of Estrangement – Harriet Brown (EF)
Golden Child – Claire Adam (EF)
More Than Words – Jill Santopolo (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris saw Roxane Gay at Yale University in conversation with Claudine Rankin on 2/5/19
To read Roxane’s essay about her weight loss surgery click HERE

Emily watched some book to TV/Movie adaptations:
The Sisters Brothers based on the book of the same title by Patrick dewitt
Killing Eve based on the book Codename Villanelle series by Luke Jennings
The Durrells in Corfu based on the book My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Chris is watching The Man in the High Castle based on the book of the same name by Philip K. Dick

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris will head to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT on 2/25/19 to see Pam Huston discuss her new book Deep Creek

Chris and Emily will catch up with Min Jin Lee at Yale University on 2/18/19

Emily is heading to Infinity Hall in Hartford on 2/23/19 to see a SpeakUp Storytelling event  

Chris and Emily are heading to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on 2/21/19

And one more joint jaunt on 3/5/19 to see a panel including Roxane Gay discussing Writing Trauma at Yale University

– Upcoming Reads –
An Untamed State – Roxane Gay (CW)
Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir – Cinelle Barnes (EF)
The Crate: A Story of War, A Murder, And Justice – Deborah Vadas Levison (EF)
Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger – Lee Israel (CW)
No Traveller Returns – Louis L’Amour, Beau L’Amour (CW)
Willa Cather Selected Stories: Flavia and Her Artists – Willa Cather (CW)
Willa Cather Short Story Project on WildmooBooks

– Author Spotlight –
We got the chance to catch up with Virginia Sole-Smith author of The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America
To find out what Virginia is up to go to: https://virginiasolesmith.com/
Virginia co-hosts a podcast with her friend Amy Palanjian: Comfort Food Podcast

– Also Mentioned –
Ryan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/my.books.my.shelf/
Bridget Jones Diary – Helen Fielding
Voxer
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
Shawn the Book Maniac
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table – Ruth Reichl
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West – Tom Clavin
The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo
Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudine Rankin
Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories – Pam Houston
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay
Ellen Satter Institute