Domenica Ruta is the guest. Her new memoir, With or Without You, is now available from Spiegel & Grau.
Entertainment Weekly calls it
“Stunning . . . comes across as a bleaker, funnier, R-rated version of The Glass Castle and marks the arrival of a blazing new voice in literature.”
And The New York Times Book Review calls it
“A luminous, layered accomplishment.”
Also this episode: a brief conversation with Jessica Anya Blau, whose new novel, The Wonder Bread Summer, is now available from Harper Perennial.
Monologue topics: the sun's lethal nature, worrying about people not being worried about me.