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We're broads, and we like books. Sometimes better than the movie. And sometimes, we like the movie better. We're crazy that way.
So this week we're looking at books better than the movie, and for our pop culture picks, movies/shows better than the books. Along the way, we dissect the worst of movie annoyances, our favorite Batmans, and a bunch of other delightful nonsense.
Amy: The Color Purple, Alice Walker
Erin: This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper
Amy: Watchmen, Alan Moore (Graphic Novel)
Erin: Jarhead, Anthony Swofford (Memoir)
Amy: Game of Thrones (TV)
Erin: Molly's Game (Movie)
About a Boy, Nick Hornby
Will is a consummate bachelor living in London. In an attempt to meet more women, he invents a child
and attends single parent meetings. Immediately, we recognize that the main character is either the
worst, or is going to win us over by showing some growth.
The book does not disappoint. Will meets a twelve year old named Marcus who helps him realize he is
not that great of a guy. But the ride to this spot is humorous, emotional, and worth every page. The movie, not so much. The screen version doesn’t allow for enough empathy to radiate like the book
does, and ends up feeling like it just didn’t quite get it right.
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Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're one of the best podcasts. Each week Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste.
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