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The Misfit Book Club is a book club for anyone who loves to read but can't find a book club that works for them. Trust us: we know the feeling. We're perennial book club dropouts. That's why we decided to start The Misfit Book Club Podcast, where we read a little bit of everything and and get real about the books we love (or love to hate). No more scheduling snafus, no more weird finger food, no more visiting strangers in weird houses (yikes!). Now you have an awesome book club full of awesome people right at your fingertips, whenever you want it. And bonus—you don't even have to leave your house! We release new episodes every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Oh! And we host lively discussions on our social media so you can connect with other Misfits. Give us follow @misfitbookclub on Twitter and Instagram so you don't miss out!

Misfit Book Club Pixie Burger and Maria Blackheart

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The Misfit Book Club is a book club for anyone who loves to read but can't find a book club that works for them. Trust us: we know the feeling. We're perennial book club dropouts. That's why we decided to start The Misfit Book Club Podcast, where we read a little bit of everything and and get real about the books we love (or love to hate). No more scheduling snafus, no more weird finger food, no more visiting strangers in weird houses (yikes!). Now you have an awesome book club full of awesome people right at your fingertips, whenever you want it. And bonus—you don't even have to leave your house! We release new episodes every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Oh! And we host lively discussions on our social media so you can connect with other Misfits. Give us follow @misfitbookclub on Twitter and Instagram so you don't miss out!

    Election Day Giveaway!

    Election Day Giveaway!

    Tomorrow (November 6th!) is Election Day in the United States, and you know from listening to this podcast that we are VERY PASSIONATE about getting out the vote.


    So we're sweetening the pot a little bit by giving away FIVE books to THREE lucky winners!


    Interested? We know you are. Listen to this episode for all the details on how to enter. Do your civic duty and enter to win some books? Election Day couldn't get any better than this!


    Got feedback? Wanna recommend a book for us to read? Let us know!


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    Episode 21.5 - Body Snatching!

    Episode 21.5 - Body Snatching!

    Yes, we know...you're still waiting for the Valley of the Dolls discussion. We promise it's on its way, but for now—here's a consolation prize! Maria originally recorded this as an episode for another podcast that never made it to air, so now we're sharing it with you just in time for Halloween.


    You've heard of body snatchers before, but did you know they were real? Get a quick history lesson from Maria herself about bodies getting dug up and sold for money. It's icky, gruesome, and just a little bit murdery.


    Enjoy, and we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming in just a few weeks! Happy Halloween!


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    • 19 min
    Episode 21 - Valley of the Dolls (Part 1)

    Episode 21 - Valley of the Dolls (Part 1)

    Are you ready to visit the seedy underbelly of Hollywood? We are! That's why we've picked Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann as our read this month! This book follows three friends as they do what it takes--whatever it takes--to make it in the entertainment industry. There's tons to love about this books. There's lots of sex! Plenty of lies! And tons of drugs!


    In this episode, we introduce you to the book and to Jacqueline Susann, who is seriously the original Real Housewife. (I mean, she stages a dramatic exit from a yacht!) But don't worry--this episode contains no spoilers, so it's safe to listen to if you haven't read the book.


    We also share some big, major announcements about upcoming giveaways! We've partnered with Dutton Books to give one of you a copy of Parker Posey's new book, You're on an Airplane. Then we're getting out the vote by hosting a massive, 10+ book giveaway for people who vote in November! Give this episode a listen for all the details.


    Got feedback? Wanna recommend a book for us to read? Let us know!


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    • 42 min
    Episode 20 - Homegoing (Part 2)

    Episode 20 - Homegoing (Part 2)

    Look, you guys: this episode never saw the light of day. Some cosmic power out there saw fit to eat part of our recording! But we got everything straightened out, which is great...because we're super excited to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi!


    We start off with a sit-rep of our recent FriendTrip, then drop some crazy book news on you before digging into the book itself. Be forewarned: there are spoilers ahead! But if you're cool with it, we drop lots of knowledge on you. From different narrative points of view to inherited trauma, things get literary. But don't worry, there are plenty of laughs, too!


    Be sure to stick around to the very end where we announce our next read, which is going to be a little bit saucy and a LOT steamy.


    EPISODE SHOUT-OUTS!
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    @megs.wonderland
    @newellnovels
    @wethreereaders
    @taleofabibliophile
    @theorphanscode
    @virginiafoote
    @motifink
    @wrytersview


    FURTHER READING
    Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
    The Conjure Woman by Charles W. Chesnutt
    The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty
    Kindred by Octavia Butler
    The Known World by Edward P. Jones


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    • 52 min
    Episode 19.5 - One Year Podcast Anniversary!

    Episode 19.5 - One Year Podcast Anniversary!

    Guys—today is a very special day. It's our one year podcast anniversary! We can't tell you how grateful we are that you've stuck with us on this crazy ride. So join us as we walk down memory lane, share our favorite episodes and moments, and look to the future.


    (And for your Homegoing fans out there, don't worry. We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming next week!)


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    • 14 min
    Episode 19 - Homegoing (Part 1)

    Episode 19 - Homegoing (Part 1)

    We took a little unannounced break in July, but now we're back and better than ever! This month's read is Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, which is an epic, multi-generational tale of love, loss, and family. We're excited, and we hope you are, too!


    Things have been tough out there lately, so we kick off this episode with a discussion of self-care (5:00). What is it? How can you take care of yourselves in these trying times? Then we hop into the book news (13:30) before giving you all the background you need on Yaa Gyasi's monster hit of a debut novel (20:15). As usual, this episode contains no spoilers. So don't worry! You can listen without worry if you haven't read the book yet.


    Don't forget to follow us on social media as we kick off our book discussion over the next few weeks. See you there!


    Got feedback? Wanna recommend a book for us to read? Let us know!


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    • 34 min

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