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

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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.

Discussed 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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