On this episode, Madeline Felix reads from the smart, big-hearted book she is writing, Ways to Get Lost, about teaching in Vietnam, and Tobias Carroll reads two short pieces that exist in the overlaps of quotidian and surreal, comical and mournful.
Two notes on the opening:
- I realize that wanting nice clogs & $90 t-shirts is not a particularly nichey expression of consumer desire. I’m not even sure I want clogs. They seem heavy.
- When I said “self-effacing,” I meant “self-deprecating.” Because self-deprecation is, at its heart, the opposite of the shying-away-from-attention that’s part of self-effacement.
Okay, glad we got that out of the way.
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