It's all about books with host and author and avid reader James Lott Jr. He spotlights an author and their work AND also showcases new releases, revisits old books, shared Book events and news. JLJ brings the fun and education of the book world on this podcast!
In Between the Pages with James Lott Jr: Poop Diaries Author Abby Ross
One night Abby Ross's toilet clogged and inspired her to write a book. She spent the next two years interviewing plumbers — men and women across North America. The outcome hit in February 2020 when “The Poop Diaries" was released on Amazon.com. It was listed as a #2 top new release (very fitting) in the humor and business section and went on to become a #1 best seller that has received hundreds of positive reviews to date. Its publisher is Black Rose Writing.
"The Poop Diaries" features stories from plumbers about their "greatest hit" service calls, and the oddest, most interesting people they have met. Ms. Ross interviewed plumbers who have found snakes, sex toys, weapons, ghosts, mice, drugs, squirrels and so much more. They have also met plenty of interesting, unforgettable people, such as a guy who refused to get out of theshower while the plumber fixed the shower drain, or a woman who refused to get out of bed as the plumber changed the air conditioner unit directly above her. One female plumber even broke up a marriage after what she had found in a client's home. A 91-year-old woman asked a plumber if he wanted to see her "little t*****s."
While the book is funny, it also brings humanity to a profession not many of us think about — plumbing. Plumbers see us in our most vulnerable moments yet we know next to nothing about them. Plumbing is also a profession that is often misunderstood. It's lucrative, creative and entrepreneurial. Plumbers are unsung heroes, and the book includes heartfelt stories about how they have helped those in need.
James Lott Jr is the host and they talk about the book and the process of it coming together
A White Guy Confronting Racism Talks to a Black Guy with Jared Karol
James Lott jr talks racism with the author of A White Guy Confronting Racism, Jared Karol!
goto awhiteguyconfrontingracism.com or jaredkarol.com
JLJ Finds: 5 Mindset Books to Better Work Mental Health
James Lott Jr talks about 5 books he recieved from a friend in business: Quiet Leadership by David Rock, The Answer to how is yes by Peter Block, Authentic Happiness by Martin E.P. Seligman , Drive by Daniel H Pink, Gender Equality and Sustainable Development by Melissa Leach
Past Pages: Discontinued Series on JLJ Media
James Lott Jr talks about three book series that is discontinued on JLJ Media!
Shameless Self Promotion: The Latest Books From JLJ Media!
James Lott Jr talks the books: The ReallyShort 54 Stories Vol.2, Alone At Christmas, How We Stay Entrpreneurs Book 3, Spooky Tales And Strange Dreams, Five Against One, Half a Pill Book 2 and The Pill Parts 8 and 9!
In Between The Pages with JLJ: Kingston Authors Rucker Moses
James Lott Jr talks to collaborators Craig S Phillips and Harold Hayes Jr who write under the pen name Rucker Moses. They co wrote (with Theo Gangi) 2 books of a series, Kingston. Both books center around a young black boy from Brooklyn who is into magic and goes on search for his father. The books are available everywhere.
We talk about their partnership, the story of the story, the book , the new Disney Plus collaboration and being nominated for Emmies! follow at ruckermoses.com
I love books, reading, libraries, and book stores! Looking forward to more podcast and hearing others process in book writing. Keep up the good work, James!