In her memoir, THE HOT ONE, Carolyn Murnick follows the case of the murder of her childhood best friend while thinking back on how they drifted apart. As the pages turn, the book explores themes like sexuality, competitiveness, aging, and the male gaze without sacrificing its considerable momentum and pace. Plus, OUT editor-in-chief and owner of the beautiful ONE GRAND BOOKS, Aaron Hicklin.

James and Carolyn Discuss: 

THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS

THE CUT

HOW TO BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD by Heather Havrilesky

PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Tom Beller

MR. BELLER’S NEIGHBORHOOD

FRENCH ROAST DIARY

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

BEFORE AND AFTER: STORIES FROM NEW YORK

MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM by Lizzy Goodman

Larry Weissman

THE FACT OF A BODY by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Aaron and James discuss:

THE FOUNDING FISH by John McPhee

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

THE BIBLE

THE QURAN

Dianne Wiest

John Cameron Mitchell

Samuel Beckett

Marlon James

Michael Stipe

Kim Gordon

Michael Cunningham

Carrie Brownstein

SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM by Joan Didion

Maggie Nelson

Lorrie Moore

James Baldwin

Virginia Woolf

Raymond Pettibon

THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES by James Boswell

URNE-BURIAL by Sir Thomas Browne

Tilda Swinton

“The Box” by Orbital video dir by Luke Losey

UNE VIE EXEMPLAIRE by Floc’h

Jon Buono

Alabama Booksmith

Lemuria Books

Turnrow Books

Square Books

The Pixies

Violent Femmes

 

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