To get that book into your bookshelf, most authors have to deal with a lot of rejection first.
This week we're reading amazing authors who persisted past the rejection in order for greatness. Along the way, we're sharing our adolescent and adult rejection stories, and considering what Podcat would be like as a teenage girl.
Pro tip from Amy and Erin: Beware Panera or State Fairs. There's far too much potential sex.
Our picks this week:
Amy: The Book of Night Women, Marlon James
Erin: Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Amy: Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (Story Collection)
Erin: American Housewife, Helen Ellis (Story Collection)
Amy: Back to the Future (Movie)
Erin: Robot Chicken (TV)
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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.
Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, and so much more. We also update you on our mascot, Podcat, and her latest attempts to kill us. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.
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