Episode 65 12/20/2015 Listen to the Show!
Mary Gaitskill. Mary. Gaitskill. Yup, I talked with Mary Gaitskill about her new book, The Mare, and about her other books— Veronica and Bad Behavior and Two Girls Fat and Thin. I talked with Mary Gaitskill! And I gushed like a schoolboy on a hot date. And what was so marvelous was that she didn’t seem to notice, or at least she didn’t point it out. I fucking love that woman.
In 2009 or so I met a hip young writer at the University of Baltimore when I was teaching with my pal Marion Winik. As great fate would have it, D Watkins has a terrific new book out, The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black In America. We are going to be hearing a lot more from D over the years, I’m sure.
And Kate Black talked with me about Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty, now out in paper.