In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Melissa Faliveno! We recommended her book Tomboyland in Episode 76 (and it was Amy's top nonfiction pick of 2020).
We talked to Melissa about her towering stacks of TBR piles, her struggles with Shakespeare, releasing a book in the pandemic, and music writing.
In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, and more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every bonus episode will come straight to you. Like magic.
Favorite authors and books as a kid and teen:
Hank the Cow Dog, John R. Erickson
Authors and books that made her want to write:
Books on her TBR pile:
Books that have surprised her recently:
Authors that inspire her work:
Jo Ann Beard, The Boys of My Youth (and “The Fourth State of Matter”)
An author everyone shoudl read:
Current pop culture obsessions:
March Xness (and her song, “Santa Monica” by Everclear) Plus, her March Badness essay on Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And 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. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.
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