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Ep. 57 – When Fiction Is More Personal Than Memoir

How can a thriller be more personal to an author than her own memoir? Paula McLain–New York Times and international bestselling author of The Paris Wife; the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses; and the new thriller When the Stars Go Dark–shares with Eve and Julie various

Ep. 56 – How a Book on the Human Mind Is Reshaping Baseball

How has one book that barely mentions sports reshaped the game of baseball? Joe Lemire–senior writer at SportTechie and contributor to the New York Times and MLB Network–takes Julie and Eve out to the sandlot to discuss the impact that Thinking, Fast and Slow–a book about flawed human reasoning and

Ep. 55 – Summer of Julie’s Secrets

In this episode of Book Dreams, our very own Julie Sternberg offers a behind-the-scenes look at her brand new middle-grade novel. Summer of Stolen Secrets is Julie’s most personal book to date, set in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Join Eve as Julie guides her to a cemetery where

Ep. 54 – Frankly, My Dear, Laurie Gives a Damn

What happens when a novelist takes on complicated and often controversial issues that consume her? And what’s the payoff for the reader when she succeeds? Laurie Frankel–a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of four novels, including the newly released One Two Three–shares with Eve and Julie some of

Ep. 53 – Sublime Objects of the Hoard

What does your collection of toilet paper say about you? Rebecca Falkoff–author of Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding, assistant professor of Italian studies at NYU, and stand-up comedian–unpacks the methods and madness behind hoarding with Eve and Julie. They discuss how her family experiences inspired her academic book on

Ep. 52 (Re-Release) – Finding Hope, Even Now, with Dr. Edith Eger

(RE-RELEASE) How do we find hope even in the most difficult of times? How do we thrive after experiencing trauma? Dr. Edith Eger–eminent psychologist, Auschwitz survivor, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Choice: Embrace the Possible and The Gift: 12 Lessons to Change Your Life–talks with Julie

Ep. 51 – Writing Bestsellers for Adults While Editing Bestsellers for Kids

What’s it like to be a New York Times bestselling author and the editor of bestselling books by authors like Chelsea Clinton, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Vice President Kamala Harris? Jill Santopolo–associate publisher of Philomel Books and acclaimed author of Everything After, More Than Words, and The Light We Lost

Ep. 50 – It's Time to Rethink the Way We Tell Stories

What are the downsides to the way we tell stories? Do we need to re-imagine the craft of writing and the way it’s taught? Matthew Salesses–English professor and bestselling author of The Hundred-Year Flood and The PEN/Faulkner finalist, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear–takes on these questions in his new national bestseller, Craft

Ep. 49 – Books Bound in Human Skin: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

When’s the last time a book made your skin crawl? Megan Rosenbloom–a collection strategies librarian at the UCLA library, president of the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine, research team leader of The Anthropodermic Book Project, and author of Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and

Feed Drop: Introducing Trail Weight

“Trail Weight,” a new podcast from the Podglomerate network, follows host Andrew Steven on an ambitious, surprising, and transformative journey as he tries to get in shape for a month-long backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Through audio diaries, recordings from the trail, and conversations with authors, experts, Olympians,

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