Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike discuss yet another brilliant, depressing book. Would it kill them to do an episode about, say, a Dave Barry book? One where he talks about aging, and maybe how politicians are sometimes bad at their jobs? Yes. Apparently it would.
Discussed in this week’s episode: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham, Houston, crack, Louisiana, Jennifer Egan, tours de force, slavery, astrology, goats in the sky, starlight, white liberal guilt, unceasing bleakness.
Animals featured in this episode: Maeby the pug, who did a mostly good job not barking during the filming, and was rewarded with a treat and her favorite tennis ball.