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This week we're recommending picks with scandals, exposes, or other good dirt.
Along the way, the Broads tell stories about champion horses, fingernails in jars, J Lo rapping, and, of course, the nightmare of the school drop-off line. Can you handle this truth??
Amy: Those Who Knew, Idra Novey
Erin: In a Dark Dark Wood, Ruth Ware
Amy: American Pharoah: Mayor Richard J. Daley – His Battle for Chicago and the Nation, Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor (Non-fiction)
Erin: God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi, John Safran (True Crime, Non-fiction)
Amy: Veronica Mars (TV)
Erin: The Staircase (TV)
Crazy Town: Money. Marriage. Meth., Sterling R. Braswell.
Sterling Braswell, the author of this book, was a very successful, wealthy businessman, and seemingly very lucky. He managed to rekindle a romance with his high school sweetheart to complete his fantasy life. They had everything: money, a child, a wonderful home, etc. Then his wife started doing meth. This book is the true account of Braswell’s life before meth and after. He does not hold back while discussing his own addiction, and ultimately, his downfall.
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