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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!

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!

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English


Episodes

This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas

12/29/2020
It’s our last book of 2020, and boy, is it a rollercoaster to hell! This week we read NYT bestseller This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas, also known as the book Sabrina accidentally read last season and is now punishing us by making it an official tenth season book. What could go wrong? 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....

Duration:01:33:30

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

12/22/2020
Welcome back, book nerds! This week we read NYT bestseller Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. It’s a 400-page therapy session with LSD! What could go wrong? 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 (almost) every Tuesday! Here’s the book list for Season 10: The Christmas Shoes by...

Duration:01:29:06

The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere with Chris Sterbank

12/15/2020
Welcome back, book nerds! This week we read NYT bestseller The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere. It’s an email chain turned song turned book turned Hallmark Christmas movie! What could go wrong? 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 (almost) every Tuesday! Here’s the book list for...

Duration:01:27:57

Announcing Season 10 Reading List!

12/1/2020
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 (almost) every Tuesday! Here’s the book list for Season 10: The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas The Guest List by Lucy Foley Open Book by Jessica Simpson The...

Duration:00:03:14

Life Code by Dr. Phil with Alise Morales

10/27/2020
Season FINALE!! This week we read Dr. Phil McGraw’s NYT bestseller Life Code: New Rules for the Real World. Comedian Alise Morales (The Roast of Your Teenage Self, Our Cartoon President, Betches) joins us to scream about the most depressing self-help book we’ve ever read. 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...

Duration:01:19:17

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

10/20/2020
This week it’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood! This 2016 release made it on the New York Times e-book bestseller list in 2017. Is this creepy, effed up pedophile love story better than Lolita? Ehhh. 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 (almost) every...

Duration:01:58:00

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

10/13/2020
This week it’s Shoe Dog, the autobiography from Nike co-founder Phil Knight! This was one of Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2016 and spent over 14 weeks on the NYT non-fiction list in 2018! Apparently Netflix is adapting it… somehow? So it’s got to be amazing, right? Ehhh. 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...

Duration:01:17:44

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

9/29/2020
This week we’re reading the NYT bestseller and American classic The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger! Written by a recluse who never allowed the book to be adapted (he wanted to play Holden), this book was first banned and then taught in high schools everywhere! Does it hold up? Listen & 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...

Duration:01:21:37

Daddy's Girls by Danielle Steel with Lily Du

9/22/2020
This week we’re reading the NYT bestseller Daddy’s Girls by Danielle Steel with special guest, comedian Lily Du (College Humor)! This book spent one week on the NYT bestseller list in June, but that’s enough tfor us baby! I book where a ton of shit happens yet there is still zero conflict? A book soft enough for us women? So it’s got to be amazing, right? Well... Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT...

Duration:01:22:18

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

9/15/2020
This week we’re reading the NYT bestseller The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena! This kidnapped baby mystery spent 22 weeks on the bestseller list from 2016-2017. It was Canada’s bestselling book for 2016. So it’s got to be amazing, right? Well... 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...

Duration:01:38:38

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

9/8/2020
This week it’s Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld! This political wonk fan fiction hit the NYT bestseller list in June of this year and already has a Hulu show in development. So it’s got to be amazing, right? Well... 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 (almost) every Tuesday! Here’s the...

Duration:01:27:32

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (with David Hill)

9/1/2020
We’re back with S9E1: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, with special guest and REAL author David Hill (The Vapors). This book is one of the most popular novels we’ve ever read — it’s been on the NYT bestseller list for 2 years straight — but it was a fan recommend so you know we had to rip it apart! And boy is there a ton to talk about in this colorful story. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT...

Duration:01:45:13

Season 9 Book List & Promo

8/18/2020
It's the Season 9 Book List Announcement! Season 9 premieres Tuesday, September 1. 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 (almost) every Tuesday! Here’s the book list for Season 9: - Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld - The Couple Next Door by Shari...

Duration:00:03:56

Flowers In The Attic by V.C. Andrews with Sean O'Reilly

7/28/2020
This week we read Flowers In The Attic by V.C. Andrews with our special guest, Sean O’Reilly (Comedy Commons)! This 1979 gothic family saga made the NYT bestseller list upon release and then again in 1988, when the movie adaption was released. There was also a 2014 Lifetime adaption starring Kiernan Shipka, Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham! So it must be good, right? Wrong. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT...

Duration:02:04:25

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach with Eli Yudin

7/21/2020
This week we read Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach with our special guest, Eli Yudin (What A Time To Be Alive)! This 1970’s masterpiece spent 37 weeks on the NYT bestseller list. It sold more than one million copies two years after being released. In 1977 this under 10,000 word book was adapted to a movie with music by Neil Diamond! So it must be good, right? Wrong. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about...

Duration:01:39:58

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman with Emily Fidago

7/14/2020
This week we read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman with our special guest, Emily Fidago (McSweeney’s)! This 1992 book is still on the NYT bestseller list for advice books! It’s sold more than 12 million copies and been printed in 50 languages. So it must be good, right? Wrong. 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...

Duration:01:53:50

The TB12 Method by Tom Brady

7/7/2020
This week we read The TB12 Method by Tom Brady! This 2017 part biography, workout and diet plan hit #1 of the NYT bestseller list for Sports and Fitness. There’s an entire TB12 Method center in Boston, and you can buy $200 TB12 vibrating rollers online! So it must be good, right? Wrong. 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...

Duration:01:37:16

The Girls by Emma Cline with Sarah's Mom Ginger

6/23/2020
This week we read The Girls by Emma Cline with special guest Sarah’s mom Ginger! This 2016 debut spent 3 months on the NYT bestseller list. It’s rumored to be part of a $2 million dollar book deal! It reads like poetry but it’s about a Manson-esque cult. So it must be good, right? Wrong. 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...

Duration:01:44:26

Gossip Girl: All I Want Is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar

6/16/2020
This week we read Gossip Girl: All I Want Is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar. Released in 2003, this third book took the Gossip Girl series to the NYT bestseller list for children’s chapter books. Turned into a popular CW show in 2007, this book is “the perfect book for any teen who wants something more than normal realistic fiction.” So it must be good, right? Wrong. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT...

Duration:01:25:13

Gerald's Game by Stephen King

6/2/2020
This week we read Gerald’s Game by Johnna’s favorite author, Stephen King. This 1992 #1 NYT bestseller spent 22 weeks on the list. In 2017 it was turned into a Netflix film after long being thought to be unfilmable. Plus, there’s more cannibalism! So it must be good, right? Wrong. 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...

Duration:01:38:00