This week we’re reading an essay from Lyz Lenz, “Swinging With Absalom,” first published in February by The Toast. The essay starts with the author’s trip to Jerusalem, but wends its way through Biblical interpretation, growing up with devout parents, and the rift in the author’s family after her sister was sexually assaulted.
In addition to the essay, we talk about online publishing and the potential perils of comments sections. We’ve also got another trip into the NaNoWriMo forums (unlikeable grannies! flawless bunnies!), plus Tom’s hot takes on Baby Hitler.
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