Well, listeners, it’s finally here. You wanted it. You voted for it. And we’ve delivered: a special bonus episode on the best-selling novel by Tom’s nemesis and America’s sweetheart, Q. Will Mike be won over by the author’s inspirational, Horatio Alger-like success story? Will we learn valuable life lessons from the book’s protagonist, as he tries to overcome his traumatic brain injury and dance his way into our hearts? Will Tom’s head explode? Will he punch Mike in the face?
We talk about the book’s treatment of both race and mental illness, and how the book might serve as a “playbook,” if you will, of how to write a successful commercial novel. We also talk about Tom’s rage, football, quirky female love interests, Indians’ beer choices, and afros. We also hear from our listener poll runner-up, Ravi Mangla, whose novel, Understudies, you can–and should!–buy directly from the Outpost 19 website.
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