Monthly Archives: January 2018

Episode 90 – Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

We wanted to start the new year off with a self-help book, so we teamed up with Jolenta and Kristen from By the Book, a podcast where they try out living by self-help books, and read Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray. We’re glad Jolenta and Kristen already tried out John Gray’s advice, because we would hate to even think about living by his gender essentialist nonsense. Make sure to download this before you retreat to your Woman Well or Man Cave, because everyone knows the wifi down there is terrible.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: By The Book: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

This American Life #291 – Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

How To Talk To Babies About Gender Theory” by Mallory Ortberg

“Solved: Do Men Cry? Do Women Defecate?” by Amy Collier

Captain Awkward 

Savage Love

Candy pairing: Jolenta says rock candy, Kait says gin, Kristen says circus peanuts,  Renata says astronaut ice cream.

Coming up next: Warriors: Into the Wild  by Erin Hunter


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Readers Advisory: Episode 90 – Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 89 – Bests & Worsts of 2017 (Part 2, Adult & Graphic Novels)

Tune in to our Bests & Worsts of 2017 episodes to hear us discuss these titles and read excerpts from our favorites and least favorites! Please note:

  • We counted things that we read in 2017, regardless of publication year.
  • We didn’t count anything that we read specifically for this podcast, so our worst books are aside from those.
  • For that reason, we picked top 5 favorites and only 1 least favorite–we have this whole podcast to talk about bad books, so for these episodes we’re choosing to focus on the positive!
  • Some of our “worsts” are really just “least best.” Listen to the podcast to hear more detail!

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