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Episode 95: Elissa Washuta, “Consumption”


We’re trying a new thing, listeners. Instead of themed, seasonal episodes, we’re going to just start talking about stories or essays in these non-book weeks. Unless that turns out to be a terrible idea, or we change our minds. But we’re at least giving it a shot this week. We talk about Elissa Washuta’s recent essay, “Consumption,” from the online journal Okey Panky. It’s about college binge drinking! Something we both know plenty about.

Also this week: Tom talks about his recent argument with his publisher over the title of his forthcoming (eventually) book. And Mike consults some internet sources to help him come up with a new title that will make everyone in the Algonquin marketing department happy.

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Author: mikeingram25

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3 thoughts on “Episode 95: Elissa Washuta, “Consumption”

  1. Hi Guys!
    I love the show and look forward to each episode. I particularly enjoyed your chat about book titles and covers. That was quite the list.. I’d like to add a few of my own bad potential book titles for your consideration.

    Don’t Even Breathe
    Sunset Eyes
    Black Blood
    The Art of the Heavy Sigh
    Kiss the Clock

    Keep up the great work on the podcast. Thanks!

  2. Pingback: 2015: The Book Fight! Year in Review | Book Fight!

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