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138 episodes
since March 29, 2017


Saeed Jones

Award-winning poet and former BuzzFeed culture editor Saeed Jones joins us to discuss his exquisite memoir, How We Fight for Our Lives. His story of growing up black and gay in the South in the Nineties and Aughts, “marks the emergence of a major literary voice,” Kirkus writes in a starred review. (Nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau calls it one of the best memoirs he’s ever read, period.) Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Ashley Bryan, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jim Mattis, and Cathleen Schine.
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