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All authors get bad reviews, but sometimes a reader’s negative thoughts are too funny to take seriously. The Bad Book Reviews Podcast gives authors a chance to laugh off some rough critiques and talk about growing from critique, how we discuss books we don’t enjoy, and what makes a helpful book review. Alexis De Weese sits down with a different author each week to laugh off some of the silly bad reviews they’ve received and find a grain of truth in rough public opinion.

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All authors get bad reviews, but sometimes a reader’s negative thoughts are too funny to take seriously. The Bad Book Reviews Podcast gives authors a chance to laugh off some rough critiques and talk about growing from critique, how we discuss books we don’t enjoy, and what makes a helpful book review. Alexis De Weese sits down with a different author each week to laugh off some of the silly bad reviews they’ve received and find a grain of truth in rough public opinion.

    Alison Hodgson

    Alison Hodgson

    Alison Hodgson, author of The Pug List, is the patron saint of our show and has dropped by to talk about complexity as well as thriving on "misery, complaints, and sadness."Read More

    • 43 min
    Josh Harris

    Josh Harris

    Josh Harris’ runaway bestseller has not entirely stood the test of time. He and Lex discuss how public critique helped him reexamine.Read More

    • 32 min
    Aric Davis

    Aric Davis

    Horror novelist Aric Davis talks about getting the details right and we learn what title tops The Worst Book List.Read More

    • 33 min
    Jennifer Grant

    Jennifer Grant

    Memoirist and children’s writer Jennifer Grant talks with Alexis about reading things we don’t agree with and being curious in our present public discourse.Read More

    • 30 min
    Clay Scroggins

    Clay Scroggins

    Clay Scroggins set out to write to ministry and community leaders, but some of his reviewers were looking for a little bit more. He and Alexis discuss reader expectations and how to process not meeting them.Read More

    • 35 min
    Shawn Smucker

    Shawn Smucker

    Shawn Smucker’s insight and depth is not only relegated to his writing. This week the award-winning novelist joins Alexis to discuss what merits at least two stars and what does and does not go with scifi.Read More

    • 36 min

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