The Book Report

The Book Report: Episode 30: ‘A Marvel and a Wonder’ & ‘A Manual For Cleaning Women’

By posted at 12:00 pm on September 11, 2015 0

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike go old-school and discuss two new books they love.

covercoverDiscussed in this episode: A Marvel and a Wonder by Joe Meno, Indiana, horses, farmers, making America great again, A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, blue collar workers, laundromats, hospitals, Donald Trump.

Not discussed in this episode: A definitive ranking of all John Mellencamp’s songs, from best (“Pink Houses”) to worst (“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”). It’s a sore subject with Janet and Mike. It’s led to a lot of fights, and frankly, they’d rather not revisit it. I mean, don’t even get them started on “Human Wheels.”

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