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a book club, like oprah’s if oprah were two suburban guys from new jersey, or reese witherspoon’s if reese were two suburban guys from new jersey, except without the engine of fame that those two huge stars provide. but come on: oprah is not going to answer your emails. (trust us, we know.) every two weeks, a new book microscoped and surgeried by benevolent despot joey lewandowski and disgraced college professor bobby fischer... with your help! here's a guarantee: every episode ends with an arrestable crime. will it be something boring like credit card fraud or something sexy like a casino heist? listen to find out.

how to win the lottery bobby fischer and joey lewandowski

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a book club, like oprah’s if oprah were two suburban guys from new jersey, or reese witherspoon’s if reese were two suburban guys from new jersey, except without the engine of fame that those two huge stars provide. but come on: oprah is not going to answer your emails. (trust us, we know.) every two weeks, a new book microscoped and surgeried by benevolent despot joey lewandowski and disgraced college professor bobby fischer... with your help! here's a guarantee: every episode ends with an arrestable crime. will it be something boring like credit card fraud or something sexy like a casino heist? listen to find out.

    pizza girl by jean kyoung frazier

    pizza girl by jean kyoung frazier

    grab a slice of pepperoni and pickle pizza because it's time to talk about pizza girl by jean kyoung frazier. in our latest book club sesh, we talk about how pizza girl's cover art belies its narrative weight, the narrative's commentary on jobs and paid vs. unpaid labor, and its ties to our previous book, death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh. bob shares an experience with a pizza delivery guy he knew, joey shows his illiteracy, and we discuss the specific difficulties in casting a film adaptation of this book and whether or not the book has a happy ending (and, either way, how it could be happier). plus: new patreon perks and a new crime.
    reading list for season one
    death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh, 6/3
    pizza girl by jean kyoung frazier, 6/17
    you shall know our velocity by dave eggers, 7/1
    memories of my father watching tv by curtis white, 7/15
    a prayer for owen meany by john irving, 7/29
    colorless tsukuru tazaki by haruki murakami, 8/12
    any man by amber tamblyn, 8/26
    ducks, newburyport by lucy ellmann, 9/9
    open city by teju cole, 9/23
    never let me go by kazuo ishiguro, 10/7

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    death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh

    death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh

    our podcast book club kicks off with death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh, which tells a type of story that’s often ignored and left untold. we discuss the plot, the concept of poststructuralism (and its expression as postmodernism literature), and the novel’s horror elements in atmosphere and descriptions. we also explore ghosts in a way that feels off-base until we pull a pro move and weave it into the narrative, and bob shares more info about alan moore than you may expect when you begin this episode. stay tuned to get some advice about advice and learn the severity of this episode’s crime.
    reading list for season one
    death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh, 6/3
    pizza girl by jean kyoung frazier, 6/17
    you shall know our velocity by dave eggers, 7/1
    memories of my father watching tv by curtis white, 7/15
    a prayer for owen meany by john irving, 7/29
    colorless tsukuru tazaki by haruki murakami, 8/12
    any man by amber tamblyn, 8/26
    ducks, newburyport by lucy ellmann, 9/9
    open city by teju cole, 9/23
    never let me go by kazuo ishiguro, 10/7

    • 1 hr 22 min
    introducing how to win the lottery

    introducing how to win the lottery

    a book club, like oprah’s if oprah were two suburban guys from new jersey, or reese witherspoon’s if reese were two suburban guys from new jersey, except without the engine of fame that those two huge stars provide. but come on: oprah is not going to answer your emails. (trust us, we know.) every two weeks, a new book microscoped and surgeried by benevolent despot joey lewandowski and disgraced college professor bobby fischer... with your help! here's a guarantee: every episode ends with an arrestable crime. will it be something boring like credit card fraud or something sexy like a casino heist? listen to find out.
    first full episode will release on thursday, june 3. new episodes every other thursday after that.
    reading list for season one


    death in her hands by ottessa moshfegh, 6/3


    pizza girl by jean kyoung frazier, 6/17


    you shall know our velocity by dave eggers, 7/1


    memories of my father watching tv by curtis white, 7/15


    a prayer for owen meany by john irving, 7/29


    colorless tsukuru tazaki by haruki murakami, 8/12


    any man by amber tamblyn, 8/26


    ducks, newburyport by lucy ellmann, 9/9


    open city by teju cole, 9/23


    never let me go by kazuo ishiguro, 10/7


    follow us on twitter @lotterypod
    email us at lottery@cageclub.me
    (music: dark flashes by shane ivers)

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