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Mean Book Club the Podcast: Four ladies (from UCB-NY, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) read, discuss and make fun of NYT bestselling books that have little literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for summer? New podcast every Tuesday! Here's the list of books for the first season: The Pelican Brief Twilight Malice Eat Pray Love The Da Vinci Code The Secret Crazy House

Mean Book Club the Podcast: Four ladies (from UCB-NY, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) read, discuss and make fun of NYT bestselling books that have little literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for summer? New podcast every Tuesday! Here's the list of books for the first season: The Pelican Brief Twilight Malice Eat Pray Love The Da Vinci Code The Secret Crazy House
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Mean Book Club the Podcast: Four ladies (from UCB-NY, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) read, discuss and make fun of NYT bestselling books that have little literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for summer? New podcast every Tuesday! Here's the list of books for the first season: The Pelican Brief Twilight Malice Eat Pray Love The Da Vinci Code The Secret Crazy House

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A Woman's Worth by Marianne Williamson with Joanna Hausmann (Bill Nye, YouTube)

12/3/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! It’s a live show and our special guest Joanna Hausmann (Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves The World, Pixar's Monsters at Work, YouTube’s Joanna Rants) joined us in reading A Woman’s Worth by presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. A NYT bestseller in 1993, this book is the second popular hit by Williamson, who became a prominent self-help guru in the 80s. And she could now be president! But why? Mean Book Club breaks it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed,...

Duration:01:17:11

If I Did It by O.J. Simpson with UCB's Michael Hartney

11/26/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! This week our special guest Michael Hartney (UCB’s Artistic Director, Broadway’s School of Rock, Comedy Central Comic to Watch) made us read If I Did It by The Goldman Family and O.J. Simpson. The original book was cancelled after it was announced in November 2006. In 2007, a bankruptcy court awarded the rights of the book to the Goldman family, who released it shortly after, where it spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. But why? Mean Book Club breaks...

Duration:01:42:44

Announcing Season 6 Mean Book List - GET READING NERDS!

11/12/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Here’s the book list for Season 6, which premieres Tuesday, November 26! * If I Did It by The Goldman Family / O.J. Simpson * A Woman's Worth by Marianne Williamson * The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho * Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher * On The Road by Jack Kerouac * LA Candy by Lauren Conrad * Blink by Malcolm Gladwell * Relentless by Dean Koontz Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT...

Duration:00:06:09

The Woman In The Window by AJ Finn with Comedy Central's Becky Chicoine

10/22/2019
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It’s the Season 5 FINALE! Comedy Central’s Becky Chicoine forced us to read The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. Published in 2018, this book debuted at number 1 and quickly spun out a two-book two-million-dollar deal and a movie starring Amy Adams (due out in 2020). It’s also been critically panned and the author has been accused of lying and stealing the story! DRAMA! We break it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and...

Duration:01:47:49

Congo by Michael Crichton with Literati's Colin O'Brien and Michael Wolf

10/15/2019
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Hey book nerds! This week Colin O’Brien (Just For Laughs) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV), hosts of the Literati podcast, forced us to read Congo by Michael Crichton. This book spent 12 weeks on the NYT bestseller list in 1980 and was later adapted to a movie in 1995 (unfortunately not starring Sean Connery). But WHY? Mean Book Club breaks it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books...

Duration:01:43:47

Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard with Desus & Mero's Josh Gondelman

10/8/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! This week our special guest Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero, Last Week Tonight, Billy On The Street) made us read Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard. “Book One” of Scientology spent 28 weeks as a NYT bestseller after it was released in 1950. That’s pre-becoming-a-religion!! But why? Mean Book Club breaks it down. 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...

Duration:01:45:13

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max with Joanna Borns (BuzzFeed, The Onion)

10/1/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! This week our special guest Joanna Borns (BuzzFeed, The Onion) made us read I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max. This piece of fratire was a #1 New York Times Bestseller and made the Best Seller List each year from 2006 to 2012. It has sold over one million copies and was turned into a movie (that bombed) in 2009. But why? Mean Book Club breaks it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and...

Duration:01:36:25

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand—Part 2

9/24/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! This is the SECOND week we tortured ourselves reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand thanks to our special guest, Savage Media’s Jesse Cramer. This libertarian wet dream debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List at No. 13 three days after its publication in 1957, staying on the list for 22 consecutive weeks. By 1984, its sales had exceeded five million copies and the Objectivism movement. But why? Mean Book Club breaks it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY,...

Duration:01:23:22

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand with Savage Media's Jesse Cramer - Part 1

9/10/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! This week we tortured ourselves reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand thank to our special guest, Savage Media’s Jesse Cramer. This libertarian wet dream debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List at No. 13 three days after its publication in 1957, staying on the list for 22 consecutive weeks. By 1984, its sales had exceeded five million copies and the Objectivism movement. But why? Mean Book Club breaks it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost,...

Duration:01:09:04

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

9/3/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Welcome back for Season 5. This week we read Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray. Published in 1992, this book was a worldwide phenomenon with 121 weeks on the NYT bestseller list and over 15 million copies sold. Translated in over 40 languages, this book earned Gray almost $18 million. It’s also lead to themed vacations, a one-man Broadway show, and a TV sitcom! But WHY? We break it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB, HuffPost, College Humor,...

Duration:01:36:22

How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie - LIVE!

8/27/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! This week we read How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Published in 1936 during the depression, this book has since sold over 15 million copies worldwide. It started a self-help book movement! Like, but why? Mean Book Club breaks it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, 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:01:30:21

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

8/20/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Welcome back for Season 5. This week we read Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding. Already a success in the UK, this book sat high on The New York Times Bestseller List when it was released in 2008. The Guardian newspaper named Bridget Jones’s Diary one of the ten novels that best defined the 20th century. It spawned a book series and three motion pictures starring Renée Zellweger. But WHY? We break it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, College...

Duration:01:32:14

Announcing Season 5 Mean Book List - GET READING NERDS!

8/6/2019
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PROMO EPISODE! This week we’re giving you all the deets on our 5th season, premiering August 20, so you can get reading. Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, 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! We’re currently between seasons, but if you want to start reading ahead for our 5th season, here...

Duration:00:06:46

After by Anna Todd with Tonight Show's Nate Dern

7/9/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Our special guest for this episode is Nate Dern (Tonight Show, Comedy Central, UCB). He held our eyes open and forced us to stare at After by Anna Todd, which spent several weeks on the NYT bestseller list from April to May 2019. That success followed the release of the movie adaptation starring Josephine Langford as Tessa Young and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Hardin “Harry Styles” Scott. Yeah, that’s right. This book started as One Direction fan fiction on Wattpad and became...

Duration:01:41:05

The Mister by E.L. James with Full Frontal's Kristen Bartlett

7/2/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Our special guest for this episode is Kristen Bartlett (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, SNL). She made us read The Mister by E.L. James, which spent 7 weeks on the NYT bestseller list after its release in April 2019. The Mister is James’ first new work of original fiction since she became an international phenomenon with Fifty Shades. But WHY? We break it down. Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, HuffPost, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine...

Duration:01:18:23

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown With The Best Show's Jason Gore

6/25/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Our special guest for this episode is Jason Gore (The Best Show, UCB’s Characters Welcome). He forced us to read The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. On its first day the book sold one million copies in the U.S., the UK and Canada, making it the fastest selling adult novel in history. It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction for the first six weeks of its release in 2009. And just last month, NBC bought “Langdon,” a drama based on this very...

Duration:01:17:28

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss with Alex Song

6/18/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Our special guest for this episode is LGBT icon ALEX SONG (The Tonight Show, HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars, Comedy Knockout)! So naturally this week we read The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss. This book chilled on The New York Times Bestseller List for two months after its release in September 2005. It boomed in popularity again in 2007 with the VH1 television series “The Pickup Artist,” hosted by Mystery, Strauss's mentor in the...

Duration:01:25:26

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline with Mission To Zyxx's Allie Kokesh

6/11/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Our special guest for this ep is “Dar” from Mission To Zyxx - Allie Kokesh! So naturally this week we read the sci-fi bestseller Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Released in 2011, this video game dystopian novel made it on the NYT bestseller list and was immediately optioned by Steven Spielberg for a movie, which was released in Spring 2018. But WHY? Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine...

Duration:01:19:51

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

6/4/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Buy tickets for the June 12 live show here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/mean-book-club-live-6-12-2019 This week we read: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo’s 2014 New York Times bestseller that has been published in more than 30 countries. It spawned a revolution in cleaning with the Konmari method and a Netflix show in 2018. But WHY? Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine...

Duration:01:35:54

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with SNL's Anna Drezen

5/28/2019
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Waddup, book nerds! Our special guest for this ep is SNL writer Anna Drezen! This week we read: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey’s 1989 New York Times bestseller. The audio version became the first non-fiction audio-book in U.S. publishing history to sell more than one million copies. But WHY? Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable...

Duration:01:12:28