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Mean Book Club the Podcast: Four ladies (UCB-NY, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) read, discuss & make fun of NYT bestselling books with little literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute?
New podcast every Tuesday!

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Mean Book Club the Podcast: Four ladies (UCB-NY, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) read, discuss & make fun of NYT bestselling books with little literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute?
New podcast every Tuesday!

    Survive the Night by Riley Sager

    Survive the Night by Riley Sager

    Welcome back, book nerds! Thanks to Christine who told us to read this “horribly executed book” and yet somehow still a NYT bestseller!

    Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast every other Tuesday!

    Here’s the book list for Season 13 - all fan recommends:

    - Survive the Night by Riley Sager
    - The Whisper Man by Alex North
    - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
    - One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
    - The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
    - 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
    - Swing Your Sword by Mike Leach
    - The Lies that Bind by Emily Giffin

    Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub!

    Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.
    This episode was produced by Sabrina B. Jordan and edited by John Purcell.
    Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Book List for Season 13 - All Fan Recommends - Promo

    Book List for Season 13 - All Fan Recommends - Promo

    Welcome back, book nerds! In this Season 13 promo we announce the incredible list of books we are forcing you all to read in the next few weeks! We make our triumphant return June 21!

    Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast every other Tuesday!

    Here’s the book list for Season 13 - all fan recommends:

    - Survive the Night by Riley Sager
    - The Whisper Man by Alex North
    - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
    - One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
    - The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
    - 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
    - Swing Your Sword by Mike Leach
    - The Lies that Bind by Emily Giffin

    Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub!

    Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.
    This episode was produced and edited by Sarah Burton.
    Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

    • 6 min
    Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman with Guest Ashley Arbaiza

    Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman with Guest Ashley Arbaiza

    Season Finale! We read New York Times bestseller Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman - will it help make our babies into perfect babies who sleep through the night and eat sugarless hot chocolate? Find out!

    Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast every other Tuesday!

    Here’s the book list for Season 12:


    - [ ] You by Caroline Kepnes
    - [ ] You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
    - [ ] The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
    - [ ] It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
    - [ ] The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
    - [ ] Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
    - [ ] My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Russi
    - [ ] Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman


    Special thanks to our special guest Ashley Arbaiza! Check her out on her socials @thedreamhouse95 and buy all her artwork!

    Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub! We’re yelling!

    Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.
    This episode was produced and edited by Sarah Burton.
    Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

    • 1 hr 40 min
    My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

    My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

    This week we read New York Times bestseller My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell! The NYTs calls it both "a creepy account of abuse and an overwrought teenage girl’s love story." Can it be both??? We weigh in!

    Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast every other Tuesday!

    Here’s the book list for Season 12:


    - You by Caroline Kepnes
    - You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
    - The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
    - It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
    - The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
    - Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
    - My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Russell
    - Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman

    Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub! We’re yelling!

    Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.
    This episode was produced and edited by Johnna Scrabis
    Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

    MBCers! This week we read Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, or as Sarah calls it Breakfast for Champions. Also known as Goodbye Blue Monday, BOC is not only a champion in title, it's also a CHAMPION of the NYTs bestseller list. (56 weeks!) But why?

    Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast every other Tuesday!

    Here’s the book list for Season 12:


    - You by Caroline Kepnes
    - You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
    - The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
    - It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
    - The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
    - Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
    - My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Russi
    - Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman


    Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub! We’re yelling!

    Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.
    This episode was produced and edited by Johnna Scrabis.
    Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

    The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

    This week we read New York Times bestseller The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James, a book that’s not so much a ghost story as it is a story with some ghosts.

    Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast every other Tuesday!

    Here’s the book list for Season 12:


    - [ ] You by Caroline Kepnes
    - [ ] You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
    - [ ] The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
    - [ ] It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
    - [ ] The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
    - [ ] Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
    - [ ] My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Russi
    - [ ] Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman


    Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub! We’re yelling!

    Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.
    This episode was produced and edited by Sarah Burton.
    Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

Aidlinne ,

My new favorite podcast

Actually funny and not annoying hosts. Just the right amount of banter and is so good about getting back on topic. Just really, really love this podcast.

rkcoffee ,

One of the best book podcasts out there imo

I love this podcast! My day gets instantly better when I see a new episode is up! There’s plenty of good book podcasts out there, but sometimes all you want to do is listen to other people rip apart a book that you hated as well.

Lit PhD ,

Kerouac episode was way off base.

Throughout this episode the hosts made it repeatedly clear that they lack any serious background knowledge on Jack Kerouac’s background, beliefs, and intent. They’re lack of context only made it worse and very hard to listen to. I can understand making jokes based on truths but to completely misrepresent and misunderstand Kerouac represents the hosts as uneducated.

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