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Episode 59: I'm Still Standing

Let's be honest, friends: In the midst of a pandemic, some of us are struggling with our favorite pastime. Even Amy and Erin.

So this week, we're talking about how reading became difficult during the first weeks of quarantine, and how we've slowly returned to loving books. We've got picks that helped us, and might help you too.

Don't forget to listen to the source of this week's episode title, "I'm Still Standing," by Elton John.


Our picks this week:


Amy: American War, Omar El Akkad

Erin: One Story (Short stories / Magazine / Literary Journal);

The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros;

Choose Your Own Adventure books

Other Books:

Amy: The Other Side, Lacy M. Johnson (Memoir)

Erin: Burnout, Emily and Amelia Nagoski (Nonfiction)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) and Netflix is a Joke (Instagram)

Erin: John Mulaney stand-up comedy specials (Netflix)


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