A novel that prompts a discussion of how we pick books, and why certain books stress us out: Jami Attenberg’s The Melting Season gives us plenty to talk–and argue–about.
Talking points include: story structure, penis length versus penis girth, athletes versus writers, Mexican vacations, and Mike’s junior tennis career. We also debut a new feature at the end of the show, tentatively titled Mike and Tom Recommend, in which we … well, recommend stuff (and bicker about said recommendations, as it turns out).
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Here’s a link to Tom’s syllabus addition, which we mentioned in the episode: Two self-explanatory additions to my syllabi this semester.
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