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The Book Report: Episode 10: ‘Turtleface and Beyond’ and ‘Wilson’

By posted at 12:00 pm on February 13, 2015 1

Welcome to The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike talk about a man named Georgie who makes bad decisions and a man named Woodrow (well, Tommy, actually) who made good decisions. For the most part.

covercoverDiscussed in this episode: Turtleface and Beyond: Stories by Arthur Bradford, Wilson by A. Scott Berg, Christmas trees, wood chippers, Fargo (dir. Joel Coen), George Saunders, Michael Chabon, Gary Shteyngart, Woodrow Wilson, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Reconstruction, Janet’s nerdy ruler with the names of all the American presidents, chronic intestinal problems, diarrhea, James Garfield, “trouble in Central America,” Theodore Roosevelt, World War I, and Charles J. Guiteau.

Check out Janet’s presidential biography blog for more coverage of executive diarrhea, and some of Mike’s recent book reviews here and here.

Not discussed in this episode: Woody Guthrie, Woody Allen, Woody Woodpecker, “Civil War” by Guns N’ Roses (how did we miss that?), Garfield the cat, Mondays, lasagna, Abu Dhabi, Leon Czolgosz, and Stephen Sondheim.

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One Response to “The Book Report: Episode 10: ‘Turtleface and Beyond’ and ‘Wilson’”

  1. Judy Krueger
    at 12:30 pm on February 14, 2015

    Another great episode! Janet, I liked that you got to talk live about a Presidential biography!

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