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Election Day Giveaway!

Tomorrow (November 6th!) is Election Day in the United States, and you know from listening to this podcast that we are VERY PASSIONATE about getting out the vote. So we're sweetening the pot a little bit by giving away FIVE books to THREE lucky winners! Interested? We know you are. Listen to this episode for all the details on how to enter. Do your civic duty and enter to win some books? Election Day couldn't get any better than this! Got feedback? Wanna recommend a book for us to read?...


Episode 21.5 - Body Snatching!

Yes, we're still waiting for the Valley of the Dolls discussion. We promise it's on its way, but for now—here's a consolation prize! Maria originally recorded this as an episode for another podcast that never made it to air, so now we're sharing it with you just in time for Halloween. You've heard of body snatchers before, but did you know they were real? Get a quick history lesson from Maria herself about bodies getting dug up and sold for money. It's icky, gruesome, and just...


Episode 21 - Valley of the Dolls (Part 1)

Are you ready to visit the seedy underbelly of Hollywood? We are! That's why we've picked Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann as our read this month! This book follows three friends as they do what it takes--whatever it takes--to make it in the entertainment industry. There's tons to love about this books. There's lots of sex! Plenty of lies! And tons of drugs! In this episode, we introduce you to the book and to Jacqueline Susann, who is seriously the original Real Housewife. (I...


Episode 20 - Homegoing (Part 2)

Look, you guys: this episode never saw the light of day. Some cosmic power out there saw fit to eat part of our recording! But we got everything straightened out, which is great...because we're super excited to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi! We start off with a sit-rep of our recent FriendTrip, then drop some crazy book news on you before digging into the book itself. Be forewarned: there are spoilers ahead! But if you're cool with it, we drop lots of knowledge on you. From different...


Episode 19.5 - One Year Podcast Anniversary!

Guys—today is a very special day. It's our one year podcast anniversary! We can't tell you how grateful we are that you've stuck with us on this crazy ride. So join us as we walk down memory lane, share our favorite episodes and moments, and look to the future. (And for your Homegoing fans out there, don't worry. We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming next week!) Got feedback? Wanna recommend a book for us to read? Let us know! Instagram: @MisfitBookClub Twitter:...


Episode 19 - Homegoing (Part 1)

We took a little unannounced break in July, but now we're back and better than ever! This month's read is Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, which is an epic, multi-generational tale of love, loss, and family. We're excited, and we hope you are, too! Things have been tough out there lately, so we kick off this episode with a discussion of self-care (5:00). What is it? How can you take care of yourselves in these trying times? Then we hop into the book news (13:30) before giving you all the background...


Episode 18 - Ask Me About My Uterus (Part 2)

It's time for us to discuss "Ask Me About My Uterus" by Abby Norman, her memoir about her eight-year journey to get diagnosed with endometriosis. We picked this book because it takes women almost seven years on average to get diagnosed with endometriosis, which is insane given that 176 million women worldwide suffer with the disease. (Our discussion episodes are spoiler-filled. If you just want an overview of the book, go check out Episode 17 instead!) We start things off with book news,...


Episode 17 - Ask Me About My Uterus (Part 1)

Hey guys! It's Episode 17, wherein we kick off our discussion of Abby Norman's new memoir, Ask Me About My Uterus! It's one of the hottest books of the summer, and for good reason—Abby shares her saga of pain and an eight-year struggle for a diagnosis. We think it's gonna be a doozy of a read, and it's going to open up a lot of tough topics. So be prepared! The one thing you don't have to be prepared for? Spoilers. Our Part 1 episodes are always spoiler-free, so you can listen without...


Episode 16 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Part 2)

After a crazy-as-Hell April, we are back and better than ever! We're getting back on track with our discussion of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? We kick things off with some book news before jumping into the discussion. Be forewarned: not only are there spoilers, but we also get pretty dang deep about what it means to be human. Then, we share your answers to our Instagram questions before announcing our May book pick! Thanks for sticking with us during our unplanned...


Episode 15 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Part 1)

Hey guys! We're still getting back on schedule after Maria's vacation...but better late than never, right? This month, we're reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. If you love Blade Runner, this is the book that inspired the movie! We start by discussing a Reddit comment about rereading books, then jump into talking about Philip K. Dick's crazy life. (Things went...a little nuts there toward the end.) If you haven't read the book before, don't worry: we haven't...


Episode 14 - The Rogue Not Taken (Part 2)

Hey guys! Sorry for the one week hiatus...but we're back and better than ever! On today's episode, we're discussing Sarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken. (Note: we're labeling this episode explicit because we talk briefly about sex, but it's nothing you wouldn't hear on late night television. We promise.) We kick things off with book news, including a passionate discussion about Barnes & Noble's future. Then we move into The Rogue Not Taken, where we tackle hard questions like whether the...


Episode 13 - The Rogue Not Taken (Part 1)

We've got a steamy read in store for you this's The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean! This is a fun, feisty romance novel that even the most skeptical Misfits are sure to love. There are no spoilers here, but there is a ton of info about romance novels, the genre, and Sarah MacLean. And don't forget to keep your eye on Instagram because our book chat will kick off next week! Got feedback? Wanna recommend a book for us to read? Let us know! Instagram: @MisfitBookClub...


Episode 12 - Crooked House (Part 2)

What's that lurking around the corner? It's a new episode of The Misfit Book Club! We're super excited about today's episode because we're chatting with Audrey and Emily from The Year of Agatha! They're basically Agatha Christie experts, so prepare to learn a lot...and laugh even more! We kick off our discussion with some tidbits about Audrey and Emily's Year of Agatha project [8:15] and learn some more about the Queen of Mystery herself before jumping into discussing Crooked House...


Episode 11 - Crooked House (Part 1)

Happy New Year, Misfits! We're stoked that 2017 is over...but we're even more excited about this month's pick! We're reading our first mystery—Agatha Christie's Crooked House! And don't worry, this episode is spoiler-free, so you don't have to worry about us giving away the ending. We get back into the groove of podcasting with our bookish resolutions and book news, and then we introduce you to Queen Agatha herself. Did you know that she's the best-selling novelist of all time?! She's...


Episode 10 - Turtles All the Way Down (Part 2)

Happy Holidays, Misfits! We're here with a special gift for you—a brand spankin' new episode! We're digging into Turtles All the Way Down by John know, that book that's totally not popular right now AT ALL. We think you're going to love this episode whether you've started TATWD or not, but be forewarned: there are spoilers ahead! So here's how it all goes down: we start with part two of our First Annual Holiday Gift Guide [7:15] before giving you our general thoughts on the...


Episode 9 - Turtles All The Way Down (Part 1)

I don't know if you feel the same way we do, but we can't wait for 2017 to be over. But that doesn't mean we can't wrap things up with a great read! That's why we picked John Green's Turtles All the Way Down for December! I mean, honestly. How do you not choose the new John Green book? And if you're anything like us, you're super excited to dig in. First, join us for our awkward Thanksgiving stories [3:45] and our First Annual Holiday Gift Giving Guide! What do you get for that tough...


Episode 8 - Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Part 2)

Never fear! We've got a new episode of The Misfit Book Club to help you get through your Thanksgiving holiday. (But, like...don't listen to this one without headphones. Things get a little saucy right off the bat and stay that way. You know you like it.) This is the discussion episode for Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen. We start off with two hilarious stories about Stranger Things and a Maria's really weird massage, then we get...


Episode 7 - Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Part 1)

Guys, grab your "Nasty Woman" shirts and dig out that pussy hat...because this month's read is Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen! We kick off this episode with some hot book news and a Jurassic Park wrap-up. Then we move on and give you the skinny on Anne Helen Petersen, the book, and what you can expect from a manifesto on unruly celebrity women. (We love Anne Helen, so we are super excited about this read. Prepare for some serious fangirling.) We think this is going...


Episode 6 - Jurassic Park (Part 2)

What's that rumbling sound in the distance? Don't's just our discussion episode for Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton! We dig into the book. (See what we did there?) We leave no stone unturned--we talk about everything from the characters, to the campiness, to the compeys. And don't worry--we talk about Jurassic Park the movie, too. Oh! And Maria has a pretty strong reaction to Jurassic World that you don't want to miss! Hold onto your butts and be prepared for spoilers! Pro...


Episode 5 - Jurassic Park (Part 1)

It was bound to happen sometime—the audio gremlins struck...and boy, did they strike hard! But we wanted to get this episode to you on time, so we fought through. Is it perfect? No. But neither was Jurassic park, and everyone lived (mostly). But until then...welcome to Episode 5 of The Misfit Book Club! This month, we're reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. It's got thrills! Chills! Deadly dinosaurs! What more could you want? In this episode, we give you all the spoiler-free...