EPISODE 47

Elissa Altman and The Editor

November 20, 2019 - Author Elissa Altman discusses her memoir, Motherland, Abbe chats with fellow podcast host Alli Hoff Kosik about re-reading books from childhood and shares what she's reading.

In this episode, author Elissa Altman talks about her memoir Motherland, and her fraught—yet loving—relationship with her own mother.

Next, Abbe welcomes fellow podcast host, Alli Hoff Kosik, into the studio to discuss her podcast SSR (Sh*t She Read), as well as re-reading and re-inspecting the books we adored from our childhoods. She mentions some of her favorite episodes, including #68: Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume with guest Caroline Moss, #61: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen with guest Sara Faring, and #56: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, with guest Esther Zuckerman.

I've been describing (me and my mother) as what would happen if Anna Wintour gave birth to the Suzy character from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
—Elissa Altman

Finally, Abbe reviews a book she loved recently, The Editor by Steven Rowley, which is historical fiction centering around Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s life as a book editor.

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