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Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, which has blossomed from an online sensation to a book club to a fascinating anthology of essays by well-known and debut writers discussing their lives as readers and thinkers. We ask Edim about the anthology in this week's episode. And our editors reveal which bestsellers are worth your reading time!

Fully Booked by Kirkus Reviews
00:58:00 10/22/2018

Past Episodes

Self-proclaimed skeptic Victoria Loustalot's first encounter with a real-life psychic left her with more questions than answers. But when some of the seer's predictions came true, Loustalot began an earnest investigation into the "modern mystical complex." She joins us on this week's episode to discuss her witty, wondrous third memoir, Future Perfect: A Skeptic's Search for an Honest Mystic, and our editors share their top picks in book this week.
00:58:35 1/14/2019
Ultrabestselling novelist Brad Meltzer is back with a thrilling new nonfiction based on little-known fact, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot Against George Washington and the Birth of American Counterintelligence. On this episode, Meltzer speaks candidly with Clay and Megan about the plot against the General, plot (in general), and working with longtime collaborator Josh Mensch. And our editors join with their top picks in books this week.
00:58:19 1/7/2019
One need not be a royalist to enjoy Lucy Worsley's radiant new biography of Queen Victoria, the "hard-working, energetic, [and] resilient" woman who saved the status of the British monarchy. Worsley, an English historian, author, curator, and television presenter, joins us on this week's Fully Booked for a spirited discussion of Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life, and our editors name their most anticipated books and trends of 2019.
00:55:47 12/31/2018
Happy holidays, Fully Booked fans! In this special episode, Clay and Megan reintroduce two of their favorite 2018 interviews ? Susan Orlean and David Sedaris. Thanks for listening! We'll see you in the new year.
00:53:50 12/24/2018
Investigative journalist Christopher Goffard's stories grab you, shake you, and don't let go. On this week's Fully Booked, Goffard joins Clay and Megan to discuss Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders, "a collection of swift-flowing pieces about outliers, liars, victims, and victimizer" (Kirkus) whose unforgettable titular tale inspired a megapopular podcast and Bravo TV show. Nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau rounds out the hour with continuing coverage of the Best Books of 2018.
00:53:56 12/17/2018
The first person we meet in Karina Longworth's Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood *isn't* Howard Hughes?it's screenwriter Frederica Sagor? a clue to the true focus of her provocative popular history. On this week's Fully Booked, Clay and Megan chat with the author and creator of the You Must Remember This podcast about the highly varied experiences of the talented and ambitious women in Hughes's orbit (1920s-1950s) and nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau signs on for continuing coverage of the Best Books of 2018.
00:52:30 12/10/2018
It's the first-ever Fully Booked Holiday Gift Guide Extravaganza! The eggnog flows freely as Clay and Megan round up the crème de la crème in photography, cooking, games, health, beauty, and more. Guests include photographer Beowulf Sheehan (Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan), Brooklyn-based restauranteur Doug Crowell (Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care & Feeding of Your Friends & Family), bookseller Abby Fennewald of Book People in Austin, and YA editor Laura Simeon with continuing coverage of the Best Books of 2018.
01:30:38 12/3/2018
In Everything's Trash, But It's Okay, Phoebe Robinson offers readers a beacon of light and hope for these dumpster fire times. This frank and funny second essay collection by the NYT-bestselling author, cultural critic, and 2 Dope Queens cohost tackles feminism, race, class, body image, Bono, and much more. Today's episode of Fully Booked features a standup set and Q&A by Robinson, recorded live at the Texas Book Festival, as well as continuing coverage of the Best Books of 2018 with children's editor Vicky Smith.
01:36:21 11/26/2018
Michelin-starred chef Anita Lo hasn't always been lucky in love ... but the fruit of her solitude is sweet. On this week's podcast, she joins Clay and Megan for a spirited discussion of Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One, a personal and playful collection of repasts for the unattached. Lo proves to be an unforgettable guest, serving up stories of an only-in-New-York dating disaster and an only-in-Mongolia dining experience, and children's editor Vicky Smith signs on for continuing coverage of the Best Books of 2018.
00:51:46 11/19/2018
Part madcap comedy, part post-Election 2016 primal scream, Jonathan Lethem's The Feral Detective is a veritable carnival of hardboiled delights from the author of Motherless Brooklyn. On this week's episode, Lethem joins Clay and Megan in eternal debates- East Coast vs. West Coast, Democrat vs. Republican, Rabbits vs. Bears (trust us)- and fiction editor Laurie Muchnick introduces the Best 100 Fiction Books of 2018.
00:58:25 11/12/2018

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