The Long Conversation

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Summary

After Rachel, Nathan, and Taylor provide a diverse array of reading recs for Dan's in-home vacation, the TLC crew wonders: why do we read what we read—and why should we change it up sometimes? Topics include: the value of reading fiction as a nonfiction writer, alternative definitions of those two genres, and why "restful reading" transcends genre altogether, and is something we should all be looking to do this week, vacation or not.

Show Notes

Recommended reading from this episode:
Sing To It by Amy Hempel
Rock Springs by Richard Ford
Your Duck is My Duck by Deborah Eisenberg
The Visiting Privilege by Joy Williams
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

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A weekly show dedicated to the craft of writing