The Book Report: Episode 33: The Best of Not the Best of 2015

November 6, 2015 | 4 books mentioned 2

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike talk about books that didn’t quite make their best-of-the-year lists, but which are still worthy of your time.

covercovercoverDiscussed in this episode: “Hotline Bling” by Drake, Walmart commercials, Legolas, best-of lists, I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son by Kent Russell, the Gathering of the Juggalos, The Best American Essays 2014 edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan, “The Old Man at Burning Man” by Wells Tower, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello, Not on Fire, but Burning by Greg Hrbek, terrorism, paranoia, Islamophobia, tours de force, LSD, Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer.

Discussed in this episode but cut for time: Mike and Janet take turns mashing up Insane Clown Posse songs with “Hotline Bling;” Janet wins.

The Book Report is everyone's favorite weekly, literary show. Hosted by Janet Potter and Michael Schaub.

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