The Book Report: Episode 16: ‘Cruel Shoes’ and ‘Museum of Mistakes’

April 10, 2015 | 6 books mentioned

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike realize they’ve been reading nothing but post-apocalyptic novels about dying people in war-torn countries, and it is affecting their mental health. So Janet talks about a book with
“fart” in the title and Mike talks about a collection featuring a story called “She Had the Jugs.”

covercovercoverDiscussed in this episode: Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin, Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection by Julia Wertz, That Thing You Do! (dir. Tom Hanks), absurdity, Woody Allen, comedians, why things were better when Mike was a kid, women, remote controls, Fatherhood by Paul Reiser, Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Cheney, cocaine, Bret Easton Ellis, pizza, bookstores, burritos, problems, Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, Janet and Mike’s beautiful faces.

Not discussed in this episode: Anything serious, at the recommendation of our therapists.

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