17 episodes

An all-new investigative podcast hosted by world-renowned literary critic and publishing insider Bethanne Patrick. Across its eight-episode debut season, Missing Pages uncovers the power struggles, mistaken identities, and unfathomably bad behavior within the secretive world of book publishing. Each episode brings in authors, experts, publishing insiders, and a circus of NYC media elites to tell the real story; unfit for print.
Produced by The Podglomerate.

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    • 3.7 • 84 Ratings

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An all-new investigative podcast hosted by world-renowned literary critic and publishing insider Bethanne Patrick. Across its eight-episode debut season, Missing Pages uncovers the power struggles, mistaken identities, and unfathomably bad behavior within the secretive world of book publishing. Each episode brings in authors, experts, publishing insiders, and a circus of NYC media elites to tell the real story; unfit for print.
Produced by The Podglomerate.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Kaavya Viswanathan: The Untold Story

    Kaavya Viswanathan: The Untold Story

    At the start of 2006, 19-year-old Kaavya Viswanathan seemed to have it all. From a high profile six-figure book deal to good standing at Harvard University, the world was at her feet. But by the end of the year, her name was only brought up in conversations about "cautionary tales." How did she end up on a national television apology tour? Bethanne speaks to experts to set the story straight— and conducts a revelatory and exclusive interview with Kaavya herself.
    You can find a full transcript of this episode here.
    Produced by The Podglomerate.
    As a bonus, please find a collection of all of the books mentioned in the podcast on Apple Books at this link: https://apple.co/booksmissingpages
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    • 55 min
    Dan Mallory: The Good Liar

    Dan Mallory: The Good Liar

    A.J. Finn — also known as Dan Mallory, former Executive Editor at William Morrow and Co. — overcame tragedy and illness to publish "The Woman in the Window", a huge bestseller and the inspiration for a Netflix film. But the story of the talented Mr. Mallory has more twists and turns than the book that made his reputation. Bestelling Pulitzer finalist Luis Alberto Urrea is a featured guest.
    You can find a full transcript of this episode here.
    Produced by The Podglomerate.
    As a bonus, please find a collection of all of the books mentioned in the podcast on Apple Books at this link: https://apple.co/booksmissingpages
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    • 49 min
    J.T. LeRoy: The Last Literary Rockstar

    J.T. LeRoy: The Last Literary Rockstar

    Raw, transgressive, and true: Praise for hard-hitting books like Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things made Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy the talk of the town. But was J.T. who he said he was? Follow our winding journey as we parse good intentions and messy outcomes in one of the book world’s most complicated stories and biggest hoaxes.
    Find the full transcript of this episode here.
    Produced by The Podglomerate.
    As a bonus, please find a collection of all of the books mentioned in the podcast on Apple Books at this link: https://apple.co/booksmissingpages
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Caroline Calloway Part I: Essential Snake Oils

    Caroline Calloway Part I: Essential Snake Oils

    They say that being too online will mess with your head, and no one was more online than Caroline Calloway, the mega-influencer who is known for botching not one but two books deals. Bethanne follows her trail of obsessed superfans, betrayed friends, and abandoned book deals across Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and even OnlyFans.
    Find a full transcript of this episode here.
    Produced by The Podglomerate.
    As a bonus, please find a collection of all of the books mentioned in the podcast on Apple Books at this link: https://apple.co/booksmissingpages
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    • 47 min
    Caroline Calloway Part II: Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Flower Crown

    Caroline Calloway Part II: Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Flower Crown

    Some stories are too big, or at least too entertaining, to fit into a single episode. In part two, Bethanne speaks to authors, publishers, and NYC night life reporters to find out what Caroline Calloway might have up her sleeve next. Make sure to listen to part one if you haven't yet.
    Produced by The Podglomerate.
    As a bonus, please find a collection of all of the books mentioned in the podcast on Apple Books at this link: https://apple.co/booksmissingpages
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    • 46 min
    Anna March: Inventing Anna

    Anna March: Inventing Anna

    Bethanne doesn’t just talk about scandals after the fact: Sometimes she’s embroiled in them as they happen. In this episode, Bethanne spills the tea on the story of “Anna March,” a notorious figure who racked up big bills in the service of literature — and left others to pay them.
    Produced by The Podglomerate.
    As a bonus, please find a collection of all of the books mentioned in the podcast on Apple Books at this link: https://apple.co/booksmissingpages
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

sgordon1126 ,

going downhill

I’ve been enjoying this podcast so far, but todays episode made me very annoyed. the “dreams vs. reality” was a whole episode of being condescended to. Someone must have not felt like writing an actual episode this week, so we all had to suffer through the kindergarten class version of this pod.

Andrea Dunlop ,

All the literary goss

This feels like my author group chats but with reporting. Basically exactly what I want!

Ken-dar ,

Judgmental without any self reflection

The show frequently judges others for doing things for dubious reasons, while seeming completely oblivious that the show is 100% capitalizing on salacious gossip. Gossip is bitter when delivered in such a holier than thou frame.

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