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In honor of National Poetry Month, we're talking all things poetry for The Stacks Book Club. We're joined again by author, performance artist, and poet Gabrielle Civil, and we're discussing Ntozake Shange's poetry collection, Wild Beauty. If you're intimidated by poetry, you'll love today's episode. We talk about how to approach poetry, where to start, and if there is such thing as a "good" poem (or if that even matters). Plus a whole lot more. There a no spoilers today. Purchase Wild Beauty on IndieBound or Amazon. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Wild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeEp. 55 The Art of Performance with Gabrielle Civil (The Stacks)Ask the Stacks -- askingthestacks@gmail.com Join The Stacks PackEp 162: The best bad ending you'll ever read--Traci Thomas (What Should I Read Next Podcast, Wondery)FREE Audible TrialFor Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange"Obie-Winning Actor Laurie Carlos Dies at 67" ( Ruthie Fierberg, Playbill.com)Jessica HagedornNappy Edges by Ntozake ShangeA Daughter's Geography by Ntozake ShangeRidin' the Moon in Texas by Ntozake ShangeExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilAttack of the Difficult Poems by Charles BernsteinImmortal Poems of the English Language by Oscar WilliamsLouis UntermeyerThe Hollow Men by T.S. EliotMother to Son by Langston HughesTaking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice WalkerHenri MatisseSwallow the Fish by Gabrielle Civil Carrie Mae WeemsBarbara Chase-RiboudSally Hemmings by Barbara Chase-RiboudThick by Tressie McMillan CottomWhat Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon YoungA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinIf Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018)Titus Andronicus by William ShakespeareLove's Labour's Lost by William ShakespeareTwelfth Night by William ShakespeareReplicas (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2019)What Work Is by Philip LevineHow to Lose A Guy in Ten Days (Donald Petrie, 2003)VS podcast (Poetry Foundation) Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith[insert] Boy by Danez SmithSoft Science by Franny ChoiFloating, Brilliant Gone by Fanny ChoiPoetry Foundation--Poetry SubscriptionOcean VuongThe BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop edited by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate MarshallThe BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic edited by Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne, and Idrissa SimmondsPremonitions : The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry by Walter LewTinderNarrative MuseThe Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985)The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTiffany HaddishZoe SaldanaNina (Cynthia Mort, 2016)Center Stage (Nicholas Hytner, 2000)Debbie AllenMarsai MartinLittle (Tina Gordon, 2019)Sweet Honey and the RockSalt by Nayyirah Waheednejma by Nayyirah Waheed Connect with Gabrielle's: Gabrielle's Facebook | Gabrielle's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
Today we have performance artist, author, poet, and professor Gabrielle Civil on the podcast to discuss the creative process, books that bite, overachieving Black girls, and books in translation. We spend time discussing Performance Memoir as a genre and we hear about Gabrielle's books Swallow the Fish and Experiments in Joy. Purchase Gabrielle's Books on IndieBound or Amazon. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Swallow the Fish by Gabrielle CivilExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilBecoming by Michelle Obama (Audiobook)Thick by Tressie McMillan CottomOld in Art Schoolby Nell PainterRita DoveRigoberto Gonzales Janet MockI'm So Fine by Khadijah Queens Zetta ElliottNtozake ShangeNaomi Long MadgettWhen Fox is a Thousand by Larissa LaiSalt Fish Girl by Larissa LaiThe Island of Eternal Love by Daina ChavianoChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiChildren of Vengeance and Virtue by Tomi AdeyemiBlack Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon JamesNalo HopkinsonTananarive DueOctavia E. ButlerA Wish After Midnight by Zetta ElliotKindred by Octavia E. ButlerHarriet JacobsSphinx by Anne GarrétaThe Bridge of Beyond by Simon Schwarz-BartMaud Martha by Gwendolyn BrooksMy Name is Asher Lev by Chaim PotockJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte War and Peace by Leo TolstoyA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesMarcel ProustOn the Come Up by Angie ThomasColor Theory edited by Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini-CastilloNo Archive Will Restore You by Julietta SinghSo You Want to be a Wizard by Diane DuaneWritten on the Body by Jeannette WintersonFreshwater by Akwaeke EmeziJhumpa LahiriHow to Complete and Survive A Doctoral Dissertation by David SternbergMy Body, The Buddhist by Deborah HayEnglish is Broken Here by Coco FuscoA Field Guide for Female Interrogators by Coco FuscoOut of Order, Out of Sight by Adrian PiperDirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinhai Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-SamarasinhaiIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinSlow Holler Tarot DeckModern Tarot by Michelle TeaThe Creative Tarot by Jessa CrispinThe Magicians by Lev GrossmanLes Miserables by Victor HugoGerminal by Emilé ZolaOld Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. ElliottThe Return of the Native by Thomas HardyMadame Bouvary by Gustave FlaubertThe Woman Lit by Fireflies by Jim HarrisonYes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica ValentiPinocchio by Carlo CollodiDumbo by RH DisneyWild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeThe Elements of Style by William Strunken Jr. and E. B. White Everything Else Ask the Stacks-- askingthestacks@gmail.com Join the Stacks Pack Jack Jones Literary Arts Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) Anna Martine Whitehead The Jam Handy The Accomplices Publishing Nightboat Press Coffee House Press Graywolf Press  Dorothy Project Dalkey Archives Press Small Press Distribution #babygotbacklist on Instagram (@allisonreadsDC) Wolfman Books McNally Jackson Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schönberg,1980) The Pantages Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1982) Connect with Gabrielle: Gabrielle's Facebook | Gabrielle's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you.
Ben Blacker is back and we're talking all things theatre and oral history today on The Stacks, as we breakdown The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. The book is an oral history of Angels in America, a classic American play about the AIDS crisis by Tony Kushner. We discuss government funded art, human rights, and so much theatre geek goodness. Plus, no spoilers. Listen and enjoy. Get your copy of The World Only Spins Forward, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan KoisAngels in America by Tony KushnerThe Short Stacks 9: Isaac Butler//The World Only Spins Forward (The Stacks)Join The Stacks Pack -- PatreonEp 20: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates with Jay Connor (The Stacks)The Stacks Anniversary SuperlativesHamilton (Lin Manuel Miranda, 2015)GrantlandThe Ringer"Rocked" (Bryan Curtis and Patricia Lee, Grantland)"The Malice at the Palace" (Jonathan Abrams, Grantland)Live from New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom ShalesThose Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom ShalesOskar EustisThe Public Theater George C. WolfeAngels in America (Mike Nichols, 2003)Justin KirkBen ShenkmanMeryl StreepAl PacinoTake Me Out by Richard GreenbergDamn Yankees (Stanley Donen, George Abbott, 1958)Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare"How Outrage Built Over a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump" ( Michael Paulson and Sopan Deb, New York Times)"A Universal Heart, Pounding With Hope" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times)Dear Evan Hansen (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, 2016)Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1982)Wicked (Stephen Schwartz, 2003)Robert MapplethorpeThe Nederlander OrganizationLin Manuel MirandaRENT (Jonathan Larson, 1994)When We Rise by Cleve JonesThe Names Project: AIDS Memorial QuiltEmile HirschInto the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)The Normal Heart by Larry KramerAnd the Band Played On by Randy ShiltsSpring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan SheikBook of Mormon (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, 2011) Emma ThompsonDebra MessingMary-Louise ParkerMarcia Gay HardenElia KazanZoe KazanAdam DriverBurn This by Lanford WilsonJeffery WrightBasquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996)Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)Westworld (HBO)Nathan LaneStephen SpinellaAndrew GarfieldEllen McLaughlinAmerican Conservatory TheaterRuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)Ben Brantley8th Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) Connect with Ben: Ben's Twitter | Ben's Instagram | Ben's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received The World Only Spins Forward from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
Today we are dissecting our first thriller ever on The Stacks Book Club, and to help us do it, we have actress and comedian Niccole Thurman (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper). The book is Iain Reid's debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and it tells the story of a relationship on the brink. We talk about male authors writing female characters, what we like in a thriller, and who we think should be in the movie. There are a ton of spoilers this week, listen at your own risk. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidGet Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)Dissociative disordersWally LambTawny Newsome"Ep. 41 Comedy, Race, Travel and Books with Tawny Newsome" (The Stacks, Traci Thomas)Flywheel GoodreadsAmos LeeThe Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)House on Haunted Hill (William Malone, 1999)Penn BadgleyYou (Netflix)Gossip Girl (The CW)Adam DriverMiles TellerRashida JonesKidada Jones Tupac ShakurBrothers and Sisters (ABC)Nashville (ABC)Emily VanCamp Connect with Niccole: Niccole's Website | Niccole's Twitter | Niccoles's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
The Reckonings made The Stacks favorite books of 2018, and today we're talking with the author of that essay collection, Lacy M. Johnson. The Reckonings is a meditation on justice and mercy in relationship to some of the most complex issues of the current moment. Johnson joins us to discuss how this collection came to be, what inspired her in her writing, and what snacks she ate along the way. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The Reckonings by Lacy M. JohnsonThe Other Side by Lacy M. JohnsonLeslie Jill PattersonThe Autobiography of an Execution by David R. DowJust Mercy by Bryan Stevenson Étienne-Jules MareyGillian FlynnGirl on the Train by Paula HawkinsRebecca SolnitWilliam ShakespeareThe Legacy MuseumThe National Memorial for Peace and JusticeHeavy by Kiese LaymonLiving a Feminist Life by Sara AhmedEloquent Rage by Britney CooperWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Connect with Lacy: Lacy's Website | Lacy's Twitter | Lacy's Instagram | Lacy's Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received The Reckonings from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
We're talking relationships today on The Stacks with long time divorce lawyer and author James J. Sexton. We discuss James' book If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late a guide on how-not-to be married. We get some good relationship advice, and some even better book recommendations, plus we talk about our favorite lawyer narratives. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books If You're in My Office, Its Already Too Late by James J. Sexton, Esq.The Library Book by Susan OrleanThe Ninja by Eric Van LustbaderThe Sololist by Mark SalzmanLying Awake by Mark SalzmanSellevision by Augusten BurroughsRunning with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsDry by Augusten BurroughsLittle Children by Tom PerrottaElection by Tom Perrotta Big Little Lies by Liane MoriartyThe Black Witch by Laurie ForestThe Iron Flower by Laurie ForestHarry Potter by J. K. RowlingThe Power of the Dog by Don WinslowThe Force by Don WinslowThe Cartel by Don WinslowWe Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel ShriverA Mother's Reckoning by Sue KleboldColumbine by Dave Cullen12 Rules for Life by Jordan PetersonThe Exorcist by William Peter BlattyLegion by William Peter BlattyGrace and Grit by Ken WilberThe World's Religions by Huston SmithIf You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late by James J. Sexton (Audiobook)The Way of the Superior Man by David DeidaThe Leaves of Grass by Walt WhitmanAmusing Ourselves To Death by Neil PostmanConscientious Objections by Neil PostmanThe Rainmaker by Johnathan GrishamThe Abuse of Innocence by Paul EberleJust Mercy by Bryan StevensonJohn GrishamAnd the Band Played On by Randy ShiltsGood and Mad by Rebecca Traister Everything Else Law and Order (NBC)The Love Boat (ABC)Fantasy Island (ABC)The New York Times Book Review"I’ll Have What She’s Having: Books for Better Sex and Better Relationships" (Judith Newman, The New York Times)Aaron SorkinAmazon KindleMetallicaThe Daily (The New York Times)National Public Radio (NPR)Mob DeepGarth BrooksAriana GrandeCalvin HarrisRage Against the MachineJohn Grisham's The Rainmaker (Francis Ford Coppola, 1997)Matt DamonThe McMartin Preschool Trials (History.com)Niel DeGrass Tyson Connect with James': James' Instagram | James' Twitter | James' Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
Friday Black is a genre-bending collection of short stories by debut author, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. It tackles the Black experience in America, consumerism, mental health and many other pressing issues of our day. Today on The Stacks, Wade Allain-Marcus (Insecure, French Dirty, Snowfall) and Traci attempt to break down the major themes and ideas from these stories for The Stacks Book Club. There are spoilers on today's episode, but if you haven't read the book yet, check out our conversation with author Adjei-Brenyah on The Short Stacks instead. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah"The Short Stacks 7: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah//Friday Black" (The Stacks) When We Rise by Cleve JonesGabriel García MárquezSong of Solomon by Toni Morrison Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerNew People by Danzy SennaBlack Mirror (Netflix)"Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's Work in Retail Influenced His Horrifying Short Stories" (Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC)"Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on 'Friday Black'" (The New York Times)Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori ParksAmanda Seales: I Be Knowin' (HBO) Connect with Wade: Wade's Instagram | Wade's Twitter | Wade's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks.My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks received Friday Black from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
Today on The Short Stacks we're honored to welcome author of this week's The Stacks Book Club pick, Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. We talk about his genre-bending short story collection, how the title and cover came to be, and what its like being part of this current moment of exciting and diverse fiction writing. There are no spoilers today. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah"In Geraldo v. Hoodie, Geraldo Loses" (John Hudson, The Atlantic)George SaundersA Lucky Man by Jamel BrinkleyHeads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thomspon-SpiresParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerSong of Solomon by Toni MorrisonGayl JonesTexaco by Patrick ChamoiseauCorregidora by Gayl JonesBlack Bird by Michael FiegelArthur FlowersBruce Smith ZZ Packer"The Short Stacks 1: Crystal Hana Kim//If You Leave Me" (The Stacks)Jami Attenberg"Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's Work in Retail Influenced His Horrifying Short Stories" (Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC)Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted ChiangArrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)"Patricia Smith - Skinhead - Def Poetry Jam" (Youtube)Roger ReevesTrevante RhodesBird Box (Netflix)Sandra BullockMoonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)Pastoralia by George SaundersTenth of December by George SaundersFruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas ContrerasThe Incendiaries by R.O. KwonThere There by Tommy OrangeShe Would Be King by Wayétu MooreIf You Leave Me by Crystal Hana KimMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteAja GabelNicole Chung Connect with Nana: Nana's Website | Nana's Twitter | Nana's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks received Friday Black from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. This in no way effects opinions on books and products reviewed here. For more information click here.
Today on The Stacks, author and journalist Vanessa McGrady talks with us about her new book, Rock Needs River, a memoir about becoming a mother through open adoption. We also talk about micro-aggressions , dark and twisty memoirs, and some of Vanessa's favorite books about adoption. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Rock Needs River by Vanessa McGradyThe Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise by Nathan Pritikin and Patrick M. McGradyAll You Can Ever Know by Nicole ChungBorn with Teeth by Kate MulgrewGod and Jetfire by Amy SeekThe Kid by Dan SavageCorduroy by Don FreemanThe Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumThe Bible by Christian Art PublishersThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverMayfly by Jeff Sweat Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García MarquezOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MarquezPriestdaddy by Patricia LockwoodGirl Boner by August McLaughlinBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesHeavy by Kiese LaymonHunger by Roxane GayBecoming by Michelle ObamaEducated by Tara WestoverLove, Lucy by Lucille BallThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsWhen You Read This by Mary AdkinsHe's Just Not That Into You by Greg BehrendtThe Rules by Sherri SchneiderShared Tables by Kaumudi MaratheA Higher Loyalty by James ComeyMen Explain Things to Me by Rebecca SolnitFear by Bob WoodwardGreat Again by Donald TrumpIsabel AllendeAnna QuindlenBarbara KingsolverMaya AngelouBarbara (Stanny) HusonThe Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried M.D.Instant Mom by Nia VardalosTwilight by Stephanie MeyerA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessBeloved by Toni MorrisonHarriet the Spy by Louise FitzhughThe Diary of Anne Frank by Anne FrankMany Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. WeissNumber the Stars by Lois LowryFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonThe 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody Everything Else "I Won't Let My 4-Year-Old Daughter Grow Up Stepping Aside for Sexism, Like I Did" (Vanessa McGrady, Jezebel)"Why Men Need To Stop Making This Joke About Women And Money" (Vanessa McGrady, Forbes)The Kinship CenterThe Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)Mad Max (George Miller, 1977)The Is Us (NBC)Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2013)Ep. 20 Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- The Stacks Book Club (The Stacks)Amazon KindleMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (Joel Zwick, 2002)Beloved (Jonathan Demme, 1998) Connect with Vanessa: Vanessa's Website | Vanessa's Twitter | Vanessa's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks received Rock Needs River from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
We are joined again today by actor, Josh Segarra (Arrow, Sirens, Orange is the New Black) to discuss Rap Dad by Juan Vidal. A sort of a coming of age story rooted in becoming a parent in the hip-hop culture, Rap Dad is part memoir and part commentary on society. We talk redefining success in relationship to parenthood, intellectualizing religion, and Rap music as teacher. There isn't a lot to spoil this week, so listen and enjoy. You can also hear Juan Vidal talk about writing Rap Dad on The Short Stacks Episode 4. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Rap Dad by Juan VidalThe Short Stacks 4: Juan Vidal//Rap DadChance the RapperAndy MineoThe Reckonings by Lacy M. JohnsonJay-Z"The Ten Crack Commandments" (The Notorious B.I.G., 1997)"Brenda's Got A Baby" (Tupac Shakur, 1991)Coloring Book (Chance the Rapper, 2016)Shea Serrano Connect with Josh: Josh's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here. The Stacks received Rap Dad from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For more information click here.
On today's episode of The Short Stacks we're joined by Anita Devlin, who co-wrote the story of her son's addiction in a joint memoir entitled S.O.B.E.R. Anita's journey through her son's (and co-author) addiction and recovery inspired her not only to write this book, but also to become an advocate and support for others dealing with the reaches of addiction. We discuss her transformation from mother to activist and to author. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. S.O.B.E.R. by Anita Baglaneas Devlin and Michael Devlin Jr.On Fire at FiftyBeautiful Boy (Amazon Studios)Ben is Back (Lionsgate)If You Love Me by Maureen CavanaghDopesick by Beth Macy Connect with Juan: Anita's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here. The Stacks received S.O.B.E.R. from the Devlin's for review and conversation on the podcast. For more information click here.
Josh Segarra is an actor of both the stage (On Your Feet) and screen (Arrow, Orange is the New Black, Sirens), and today he is our guest on The Stacks. Josh talks with us about acting, how reading fits into his life as a dad, and we go off on a tangent into sports biographies. Get ready for some good book recommendations and a lot a laughs. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Rap Dad by Juan VidalSo You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon RonsonThe Psychopath Test by Jon RonsonWild at Heart by John EldredgeMans Search by Meaning by Viktor E. FranklLamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher MooreBroken Bananah by Ross AsdourianThe Power of Habit by Charles DuhiggSick in the Head by Judd ApatowThe 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene The Art of Seduction by Robert GreeneThe Game by Neil StraussThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael ChabonEleven Rings by Phil JacksonThe Last Season by Phil JacksonSacred Hoops by Phil JacksonHave a Nice Day by Mick FoleyShaq Uncut by Shaquille O'NealThe Mamba Mentality by Kobe BryantThose Guys Have all the Fun by James Andrew MillerThe Book of Basketball by Bill SimmonsJunot DíazDrown by Junot DíazThis is How You Lose Her by Junot DíazThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazMalcolm GladwellThe Tipping Point by Malcolm GladwellBlink by Malcolm GladwellWhat the Dog Saw by Malcolm GladwellDavid and Goliath by Malcolm GladwellNeil deGrasse TysonGoosebumps Classic (Series 1) by R. L. SteinTo Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper LeeOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Bible (The New King James)Seven Sundays by Alec PenixOh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. SeussSmall Fry by Lisa Brennan-JobsNeil SimonLaughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil SimonThe Odd Couple by Neil SimonMartin McDonaghThe Pillowman by Martin McDonaghTake Me Out by Richard GreenbergRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends by John LeguizamoThe Works of John Leguizamo: Freak, Spic-o-rama, Mambo Mouth, and Sexaholix by John Leguizamo Everything Else The Other Two (Comedy Central)Arrow (The CW)Sirens (USA)Orange is the New Black (Netflix)On Your FeetAJ and the Queen (Netflix)RuPaulMichael Patrick KingSex and the City (HBO)Two Broke Girls (CBS)The Comeback (HBO)Izzy GasperszThe World's Best (CBS)RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)Emilio EstefanGloria EstefanAndrea BurnsSongs for a New WorldJosh BrolinChristian BaleLittle Women (Columbia Pictures)The Machinist (Paramount Classics)Stranger Things (Netflix)The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)This Is Us (NBC)Parenthood (NBC)"The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?" (Rob Harvilla, The Ringer)John KrasinskiThe Office (NBC)Tyler Perry MoviesWhite Chicks (Columbia Pictures)The Hangover: Part III (Warner Bros. Pictures)"Ep. 13 Writing Your Book with Ross Asdourian" (The Stacks)"Ep. 14 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks)Lebron JamesThe Shop (HBO)More than an Athlete (ESPN)Maverick CarterSerena WilliamsKevin DurantJ.J. WattThe Offseason: Kevin Durant (HBO)Michael JacksonRevisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell/Pushkin)"McDonalds Broke My Heart" (Revisionist History)GodspellRomeo + Juliet (20th Century Fox)Claire DanesLeonardo DiCaprioHarold PerrineauOz (HBO)Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures)John LeguizamoHomeland (Showtime)The Ministers (Allumbra Pictures)"The Short Stacks 4: Juan Vidal//Rap Dad" (The Stacks) Connect with Josh: Josh's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page.
Today on the podcast we're discussing Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, and to join us for The Stacks Book Club, is actor, comedian, and podcast host, Tawny Newsome. Home Fire is a modern retelling of Antigone set against the backdrop of fear and anti-Muslim sentiments in modern day London. Shamsie won the Women's Prize for Home Fire in 2018, and we totally understand why. We've got all the spoilers this week, so make sure to read the book first, then come back and listen. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Home Fire by Kamila ShamsieYo, is this Racist? (Earlwolf and Andrew Ti)The Women's PrizeAntigone by SophoclesOedipus Rex by SophoclesMedea and Other Plays by EuripidesThe Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)BD Wong Van JonesScene on Radio (Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. KendiWhite Chicks (Columbia Pictures)How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (Paramount Pictures)She's All That (Miramax Films)Saul Bass (Art of the Title)Helen Yentus -- Be My CoverBen DenzerHomeland (Showtime)Orange is the New Black (Netflix)The Leftovers (HBO)Mouzam MakkarChampions (NBC)Kumail NanjianiA Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)Nobodies (TV Land)Usman AllyThis Is Us (NBC)Priyanka ChopraRiz AhmedBehzad Dabu (Behzad on The Stacks)Rami MalekGrey's Anatomy (ABC)Sunita ManiGlow (Netflix)Mr. Robot (USA)"If" (Janet Jackson, Youtube)Flywheel Connect with Tawny: Tawny's Instagram | Tawny's Twitter | Tawny's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
On January 30th, we're discussing Rap Dad by Juan Vidal as part of The Stacks Book Club, and to get you ready for that chat, I talked with Juan about his process in writing Rap Dad, how he finds time to write with four children, and about his favorite rappers. And with all The Short Stacks, there are no spoilers today, enjoy. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Rap Dad by Juan VidalMogwaiThe Album LeafJames Baldwin Travels with Charley in Search of America by John SteinbeckJean-Luc GodardBooks and BooksPhonteNasJay-ZFat JoeQueen LatifahBlack ThoughtThe RootsJim JonesThe DiplomatsLacraeJosh SegarraSamuel L. JacksonJohn Leguizamo Connect with Juan: Juan's Instagram | Juan's Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks received Rap Dad from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
We are joined by Tawny Newsome, a modern day renaissance woman. Tawny is known for her work as an actress, comedian, and podcaster. She is the co-host of the Yo, is this Racist? podcast, and The Super Group podcast. Tawny talks with us about racism through her lens as a comedian, reading all the travel memoirs (even the bad ones), and what Leonardo Dicaprio movie is also one of her most beloved books. Plus all the book lady comedian memoir recommendations you can handle, so get your TBRs ready. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareThe Taming of the Shrew by William ShakespeareTitus Andronicus by William ShakespeareTwo Noble Kinsmen by William ShakespeareVagabonding by Rolf PottsAnother Country by James BaldwinGiovanni's Room by James BaldwinA Dirty Job by Christopher MooreOn Beauty by Zadie SmithThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoBad with Money by Gaby Dunn Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesJames BaldwinErnest HemmingwayYou'll Grow Out of It by Jessi KleinHome Fire by Kamila ShamsieShrill by Lindy WestIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingYes Please by Amy PoehlerBossypants by Tina FeyHunger by Roxane GayIn a Sunburned Country by Bill BrysonRick StevesChelsea HandlerAin't I a Woman by bell hooksThe Beach by Alex GarlandReferences to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot by José Riverabell hooksThe Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy FerrissThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorThe Happiness Project by Gretchen RubinThe Art of Travel byJoyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeThirst by Scott Harrison Everything Else Yo, is this Racist? (Earwolf and Andrew Ti)The Super Group (Stitcher)The Second CityYo, is this Racist Blog"986 My Great Grandfather Fought Nazis (w/ DeRay Mckesson)" (Earwolf and Andrew Ti)"975 Is Wearing New Balance Racist? (w/ Jon Lovett)" (Earwolf and Andrew Ti)Crooked MediaKara BrownKeep It (Crooked Media)Ira Madison IIILouis Virtel (Twitter)"989 Being Black In America (w/ Nicole Byer)" (Earwolf and Andrew Ti)The Goonies (Warner Bros.)23 and Me"'Yo, Is This Racist?' Podcast Challenges Racism Through Comedy" (Morning Shift, WEBZ Chicago)"Ep. 6 Giovanni's Room by James Badlwin -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks)Flywheel SportsTidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)"Ep. 20 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks)The Extraordinary Negroes (Jay Conor and Alex Hardy)Traci's Favorite Ten Books of 2018The Office (NBC) Shrill (Hulu)Aidy BryantQueer Eye (Netflix) Connect with Tawny: Tawny's Instagram | Tawny's Twitter | Tawny's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
To kick off the new year, we're talking self-help with Don Miguel Ruiz's best selling book, The Four Agreements. Fitness guru and author, Alec Penix joins us for this The Stacks Book Club discussion. The book lays out four pillars to follow in order to live a happier and more free life. There are no spoilers today, so join us for this conversation on personal growth and self love. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizSeven Sundays by Alec Penix"Ep. 34 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club" (Traci Thomas, The Stacks)Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister Connect with Alec: Alec's Instagram|Alec's Twitter|Alec's Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram|The Stacks Website|Facebook|Twitter|Subscribe|Patreon|Goodreads|Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
Its the last day of 2018, and we're celebrating with our very own wrap up, New Year's Eve show. We brought back friend of the pod, Lauren Fanella (who you might remember from episodes 15 and 16, where we talked about Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore). Lauren joins me to talk about each of our top five books from 2018, and the five books we're most looking forward to in 2019. Get your TBR ready! "Ep. 15 Talking Unconventional Women with Lauren Fanella" (The Stacks)"Ep. 16 Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks, Traci Thomas)Reincarnation Blues by Michael PooreThe Pisces by Melissa BroderThe Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures)So Sad Today by Melissa BroderMelissa Broder TwitterBad Blood by John Carreyrou "Ep. 28 Bad Blood by John Carreyrou -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks, Traci Thomas)Jennifer LawrenceThe Mars Room by Rachel Kushner"Ep. 22 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks, Traci Thomas)All We Ever Wanted by Emily GiffinGrey's Anatomy (ABC)There There by Tommy OrangeAll You Can Ever Know by Nicole ChungThe Ensemble by Aja GabelThe Incendiaries by R.O. KwonIf You Leave Me by Crystal Hana KimA River of Stars by Vanessa HuaNumber One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian LiMonsoon Mansion by Cinelle BarnesAmerica is Not the Heart by Elaine CastilloWhat We Were Promised by Lucy TanBarracoon by Zora Neale HurtsonAlice WalkerMotherhood by Sheila Heti"Ep. 24 Motherhood by Sheila Heti -- The Stacks Book Club" (The Stacks)"Ottessa Moshfegh Reads Sheila Heti"(The New Yorker: Fiction, WNYC Studios and The New Yorker)My Year of Rest of Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh"My Life is a Joke" by Sheila HetiThe Reckonings by Lacy M. JohnsonThe Other Side by Lacy M. JohnsonTa-Nehisi CoatesThe Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes PeeblesHeavy by Kiese LaymonEloquent Rage by Britney CooperDare to Lead by Brené BrownThe Awkward Age by Francesca SegalThe Golden State by Lydia KieslingAn American Marriage by Tayari JonesBecoming by Michelle ObamaTangerine by Christine ManganHow to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander CheeSea Prayer by Khaled HosseiniA Place for Us by Fatima Farheen MirzaThe Truths We Hold by Kamala HarrisThe Path Made Clear by Oprah WinfreyThe Source of Self-Regard by Toni MorrisonBlack Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon JamesNormal People by Sally RooneyConversations with Friends by Sally RooneyA Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris B. HillThe Water Cure by Sophie MackintoshThe Handmaids Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey EugenidesLot by Bryan Washington"Waugh" (Bryan Washington, The New Yorker)The Island of Sea Women by Lisa SeePachinko by Min Jin LeeColumbine by Dave CullenParkland by Dave CullenLost Children Archive by Valreia LuiselliTell Me How It Ends by Valeria LuiselliBlack is the Body by Emily BernardThe Nickel Boys by Colson WhiteheadStamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. KendiHow to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. KendiJami AttenbergAll Grown Up by Jami Attenberg Connect with Lauren: Lauren's Instagram|Lauren's Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram|The Stacks Website|Facebook|Twitter|Subscribe|Patreon|Goodreads|Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show,
We're getting you ready for your mind and body goals in 2019, with our guest celebrity trainer Alec Penix. Alec is the author of a brand new health and fitness book called Seven Sundays. It is a guided 43-day program that focuses on food, sleep, exercise, and spirituality. We also discuss Alec's love of Self-Help Books, reading to learn, and some tips to get you through the holidays. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Seven Sundays by Alec PenixAwaken the Giant Within by Tony RobbinsThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizSuper Brain by Rudolph E. Tanzi Ph.D. and Deepak Chopra M.D. Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell MaltzA Return to Love by Marianne Williams The 5 Love Languages by Gary ChapmanSeven Sundays (on Audible)It by Stephen KingThe Holy Bible (King James Version)Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey (Universal Pictures)Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoySteph KingJohn GrishamThe Pelican Brief by John GrishamHamlet by William ShakespeareHamlet (Warner Bros.)The Giver by Lois LowryNapoleon HillThe Maker's Diet by Jordan RubinNutrient Timing by John Ivy Everything Else The Stacks Book Club Battle of the Books 2018The Stacks InstagramBig Time RushBy The Book (The New York Times)Simon and Schuster Connect with Alec: Alec's Instagram|Alec's Twitter|Alec's Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram|The Stacks Website|Facebook|Twitter|Subscribe|Patreon|Goodreads|Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
This week actor Behzad Dabu (How to Get Away with Murder, The Chi) joins us again to discuss Teju Cole's novel, Open City. The book is a meditation on borders, terror, and belonging set against the back drop of a post 9/11 New York City, and centers a Nigerian immigrant as our guide. This week we discuss the book in detail, there are spoilers, however this book is less about plot and more about big ideas. Listen at your own discretion. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Open City by Teju ColeThe Stacks 2018 Battle of the Books - Prediction BracketThe Stacks InstagramAbout the 2018 Battle of the BooksJoyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeSmall Fry by Lisa Brennan JobsHear Traci on the What Should I Read Next PodcastHow to Get Away with Murder (ABC)Soft Power (Center Theatre Group)Teju Cole's Books  Teju Cole InstagramThe Art Spirit by Robert HenriOpen CityDisgraced by Ayad Akhtar"Louis C.K. Slithers Back, Whether We’re Ready or Not" (Amanda Hess, The New York Times)Kevin HartEddie Murphy: Raw and DeliriousDwayne "The Rock" JohnsonKey and PeeleSteve MartinWhoopi GoldbergTiffany Haddish"Self-professed neo-Nazi James A. Fields Jr. convicted of first-degree murder in car-ramming that killed one, injured dozens" (Joe Heim and Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post)The Simpsons (FOX)The Problem with Apu (truTV)Frantz Fanon"CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill to Comfort Conservative Snowflakes" (Eric Levitz, New York Magazine)"The Trouble with Corey Lewandowski on CNN" (Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker)Chris CillizzaDonald GloverChiwetel EjioforDaniel KaluuyaChadwick BosemanYara Shahidi Connect with Behzad: Behzad's Website|Behzad's Instagram|Behzad's Twitter|Behzad's Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram|The Stacks Website|Facebook|Twitter|Subscribe|Patreon|Goodreads|Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
We're talking all things children's books this week on our mini episode with award winning author Jesse Byrd. In addition to writing children's books, Jesse runs his own publishing house (Jesse B Creative), and does children's book project management. Jesse's most recent picture book is Real Jungle Tales and follows a little Native American girl, Zee, who comes up with an ingenious way to avoid punishment, and get candy from her friends on Halloween. We talk with Jesse about his writing process, working with an illustrator, and why it is important to tell stories that center children of color. You can find everything we talk about this week in the show notes below. By shopping through the links you help support The Stacks, at no cost to you. Shop on Amazon and iTunes. King Penguin by Jesse Byrd Sunny Days by Jesse Byrd Real Jungle Tales by Jesse Byrd Bishop O'Dowd High School Mary B. Morrison (aka Honey B) Andressa Meissner Jesse B Creative Living with a Seal by Jesse Itzler Dark Money by Jane Mayer Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Goosebumps by R. L. Stein Are You Afraid of the Dark (Nickelodeon) So Weird (Disney) Jumanji (TriStar Pictures) Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg Dr. Seuss Stan Lee I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers Corduroy by Don Freeman Connect with Jesse: Jesse B Creative Website|Jesse B Creative Instagram|Jesse B Creative Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram|The Stacks Website|Facebook|Twitter|Subscribe|Patreon|Goodreads|Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you’re able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. My Mentor Book Club - for 50% off your first month of new nonfiction from My Mentor Book Club go to mymentorbookclub.com/thestacks The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect my opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
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Karen Rodrigues

https://cfneverletmego.wordpress.com/cultural-artifacts/jane-monheits-judy-bridgewaters-song-never-let-me-go/ Just so you know, it wasn't a real song and she wasn't a real singer

Nov 5th
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Lexie Leighs

Traci is a fantastic host and I've become hooked since listening to the first episode recently. I now have so many book recommendations on my list that I'll be good for many months to come!

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BreAnna Avery

This is my absolute favorite podcast! I love Traci and the amazing book discussions

Jun 10th
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Carly Crawford

This podcast has widened by book horizons so much, thank you.

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Kaytee Bole

This is such a great podcast, I look forward to it every week. Traci has great guests and builds great rapport with them.

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