David Gilbert (author of & Sons) joins Dan, Marcus, and comedian Tom Shillue to talk about fatherhood, dirty jokes, the Pulitzer, and spending nearly 6 years on a single project. Listen and get & Sons (now in paperback)!

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Happy Mother’s Day from Better Book Titles.

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(From top, left to right: The Giving Tree, Beowulf, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Medea, Oedipus Rex, the Oresteia, Sophie’s Choice, Hippolytus, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette?)



  

Dan, Marcus, and comedian Robert Dean sit down with author Maxwell Neely-Cohen to talk about his first novel, Echo of the Boom. While attempting to discuss a book about the horrors of teen dating, the end of the world, the Book of Revelations, and video games, all the guests take time to discuss conspiracy theories and what they would do if they were the dictator of an entire country. Enjoy!

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Brett Martin (author of Difficult Men) joins Dan, Marcus, and comedian George Gordon to talk about…what else? Good TV. Difficult Men follows showrunners of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Breaking Bad. It’s the best book there is because it encourages you to watch more TV instead of read! Enjoy!

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Happy (belated) Birthday to the late John Updike.

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(top 2: Rabbit at Rest; middle: Rabbit Run; lower 6, left to right: Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Run, The Centaur, The Witches of Eastwick, Gertrude and Claudius)



  

Another Two-Book Minimum is up!

Author Sean Ferrell sits down with Dan to talk about his sci-fi/noir novel, Man in the Empty Suit. Comedian Sean Crespo (Bravo’s No Prior Knowledge, Onion News Network) interjects that he has no taste in movies before the conversation turns into trippy reflections on time travel. It’s like Cosmos without all the “facts.” Enjoy!

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Anonymous Asked:

Can you review this weeks edition of pent house?

I mean…I’ll “review” it. I don’t know if I’ll post an opinion about it afterward though.