What is the Fake Ass Book Club anyway? So glad you asked!! It’s a podcast about 2 friends, Moni and Kat, making time for themselves and each other to connect by sharing stories, laughing, and of course enjoying a nice cocktail!! Life as a working mom gets busy, and it can be easy to forget yourself in the whirlwind that is life! Join these two, quirky, funny and dope ladies as they candidly share their opinions on everything from the books they read (or DON'T), pop culture, & motherhood through their experience as black women in America. Please join Moni and Kat every Wednesday as they catch a vibe and chat. It's the therapy you didn't know you needed!!!
Cheers to the Fake Ass Book Club!
Episode 20: "Beautiful"- Sylvia Hubbard
On this episode of the FAB podcast, Moni and Kat invite Sylvia Hubbard, author of over 40 books, to discuss her romance suspense novel “Beautiful”. In this book, the naive yet extremely book smart protagonist, Madison, finds herself escaping her abusive father to try to create her future through her revolutionary research. On her journey to self-love & discovery she finds herself involved in a steamy polyamorous relationship that almost undoes her and all her hard work. The ladies talk about self-love, family trauma and the road to finding your “Beautiful” from within. What are you waiting for??? Grab your glass, and let’s cheers to the Fake Ass Book Club!
Trigger: Sexual Content, adult language
*Correction at 30:54. Kat says Rick cut his hand off but meant to say Morty cut his hand off.
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Episode 19: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This week on the F.A.B. podcast Moni and Kat dive into “The Water Dancer '' by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This story “is a magical realist work in which the protagonist, Hiram Walker—a slave on a Virginia plantation—discovers that he has the power of teleportation, a power which he must learn to control through his memory.” The powerful concept of remembering your painful past in order to transcend reality resonates with the ladies as they discuss the destructive legacy of real life slavery in America, the symbolism of being reborn with water, & the emotional labor of reading books like this one!! Kat has a hard time finding her words but manages to sing a Negro spiritual, which makes Moni laugh. You cannot miss this episode!! Cheers to the Fake Ass Book Club!
Ona Judge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipnmqh0w-mw
"Daughters of the Dust" trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRpTae7jmi4
Trigger warnings for language, rape, and abuse
Episode 18: "Unintended Memoir" - Amy Tan
_“Amy Tan has firmly established herself as one of America’s most respected literary voices. Born to Chinese immigrant parents, it would be decades before the author of The Joy Luck Club would fully understand the inherited trauma rooted in the legacies of women who survived the Chinese tradition of concubinag
This is the movie trailer statement this episode was missing. Moni stumbles over her words and Kat admits to crying like a baby watching Unintended Memoir, a documentary covering the life and work of author Amy Tan. They didn't have time to read a book this week but that did not stop this podcast. Our host tackle the issues of immigration, female autonomy, Alzheimers, Black Mirror, parental forgiveness, Rick and Morty, Star Trek (Happy Star Trek Day BTW!), the importance of doing what is valuable to you, and as always racism. Cheers!
Trigger Warnings for : Sexual Abuse, Suicide, Violence
Episode 17: “Such A Fun Age” - Kiley Reed
Welcome back to the FAB podcast!! This week Moni and Kat find themselves unpacking Kiley Reid’s acclaimed New York Times best-selling novel, “Such a Fun Age”. The book tells the story of a young black woman who is wrongly accused of kidnapping while babysitting a white child. This left our hosts earnestly asking “who steals kids??!!” The ladies also discuss the “Malice in the Palace”, the time Kat got punched in the jaw, allyship, being a fetish or token black girlfriend, and how to mind your own damn business!! If you’re ready for a good time, stop what you are doing and tune in!! Cheers once again to the Fake Ass Book Club!!!
Episode 16: Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire '' By Akala
It’s all about brotherly love as the ladies are joined by Moni’s lil brother, Ro (aka Big Homie from the Geech). Since Ro was visiting from Japan, they could not pass up a chance to have him on the show! They allowed him to select this episode’s topic; this week the gang explores the book, “Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire” By Akala. Natives is both “a memoir and a detailed sociological investigation of racism.” In true fashion, Moni and Kat manage to squeeze in some laughs and shenanigans with their guest, unpack the complex interplay between race and class, and acknowledge the tragedy and thirstiness of one of Kat’s former weaves!! You don’t want to miss this fun and thoughtful episode!!! Cheers to the F.A.B. Podcast!!
“We are conquered people living in the conqueror's land and as such we are ppl without honor” AKALA
*Trigger: Language, Racism, racial slurs, Political commentary *
Ro IG- @Apolllyonyx
Episode 15: "My Life"- Mary J Blige
Welcome back to all this fakery. Moni and Kat didn't read anything this week, but they still wanted to talk non stop for over an hour with strawberry margaritas. Mary J Blige's film about her life titled "My Life" is the central focus of this episode. We also learn that Moni still has a pair of Baby Phat jeans. Fun! Our host also do a lopsided review of Rick and Morty season 5. Relax and enjoy listening to Moni and Kat discover that they have reached self-actualization. Finally!