Digging Into 'American Dirt'
53:13 | Jan 29th
The novel American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins was released this January with much anticipation. Oprah selected it to be part of her book club, writer Don Winslow called it, "a Grapes of Wrath for our tim...Show More
layne recommended:Feb 6th
Great background, insightful balanced discussion. Plus they interviewed the author. Really deepened my understanding of the issues around this novel, which are not clear-cut either pro or con.
@layne I’ve hear so many people talking about this book in person and online now, so I need to know what it’s about. Would you say you need to read the book or some parts of it before listening to the podcast? Or can you just listen to the episode and get the gist of they controversy and the book?
@mm I haven't read the book, and still got a lot out of the episode. The podcast doesn't really discuss the book itself too much, and certainly doesn't spoil it. It's more a podcast about the cultural reasons why American Dirt has generated so much controversy.
michelle_ebooks recommended:Feb 5th
this is the only american dirt controversy content you need to hear to get the gist of the whole mess. you’ll hear the voices of those calling out the publishing industry & cummins herself 🤑. the whole time i’m just like...wow maria is such an amazing interviewer lol