Episode 209 – Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Democracy works: our Patreon patrons voted for us to read Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, so we did. And we, along with our returning guest Meredith Goldstein, of the Boston Globe’s Love Letters, actually kinda…loved it? Sorry haters, we’ve been Gilbertpilled. Listen to this episode while eating incredible homemade pasta, or just some frozen pizza if you’re currently in the USA.

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Footnotes: “The ‘Eat Pray Love’ Problem: How Movie Liz Ruined The Story Of Book Liz” by Linda Holmes

“In which I don’t review ‘Eat Pray Love'” by Crunk Feminist Collective

The new colonialism of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Sandip Roy

“Elizabeth Gilbert Is Owning Her Past Mistakes” by Lizzy O’Leary

“‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Author Elizabeth Gilbert Announces She’s Dating Another Woman” by Claire Landsbaum

Coming up next: Bests & Worsts of 2022.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 209 – Eat Pray Love

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Episode 208 – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.

Duarte’s been asking us for more feline representation, so we were joined by Phillip Mottaz, author of the Psychic Barber Mystery series, to read the first Mrs. Murphy mystery, Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. It’s a small town cozy mystery solved by a postmistress and her pets. Unfortunately, the pets have weirdly regressive attitudes. Turn the volume up on this episode to make sure you can hear it over all the almonds being blended!

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Footnotes: Rita Mae Brown’s Wikipedia page

Coming up next: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 208 – Wish You Were Here

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Episode 207 – Blessings From The Other Side

Blessings From The Other Side by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison

 

We reunited with Sydney and Delaney from Book Cult to discuss the cult-adjacent teachings of Sylvia Browne, as presented in her book Blessings From The Other Side: Wisdom and Comfort From the Afterlife For This Life. Play this one extra loud to make sure that it’s audible to the spirits hovering three feet above you!

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Footnotes: Book Cult Episode 43: Blessings From The Other Side

Book Cult Episode 75: Worst Bestsellers (that’s us!) 

John Oliver is sensing a ‘p’ for ‘predatory bullshit’ as Last Week Tonight debunks TV psychic by Dennis Perkins

44 Life Themes Everyone Chooses Before Incarnation: Which One Did You Choose?

Sylvia Browne on Wikipedia

Coming up next: Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 207 – Blessings From The Other Side

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Episode 206 – Straight

With Saturation Day (and spooky season!) upon us, Kait retreated to her queers-only bunker with returning guests Wren and Laura to discuss Chuck Tingle’s horror novella StraightListen to see what happens when three type-A planners read a book about the type of people who don’t google the menu before going to a new restaurant.

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Footnotes: Nightfire Proves Love is Real With Chuck Tingle’s Horror Novel, Camp Damascus

Coming up next: Blessings from the Other Side by Sylvia Browne.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 206 – Straight

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Episode 205 – L.A. Candy

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

We got tired of reading reality TV memoirs, so instead we read a thinly-veiled reality television novel, L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad. Some of us (Renata) enjoyed it more than others of us (Kait), but we were both thrilled to talk to Helena Greer (@BlumAgainCurios), the author of Season of Love and the upcoming For Never And Always.

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Candy pairing: Helena says Sour Patch Kids, Kait says a big novelty lollipop, Renata says cotton candy.

Footnotes: Fug Girls Book Club: Lauren Conrad’s L.A. Candy

“Lauren Conrad Is The World’s Most Successful Reality-TV Defector” by Misty White Sidell

Coming up next: Straight by Chuck Tingle.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 205 – L.A. Candy

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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