how to win the lottery: a book club p...

a book club, like oprah’s if oprah were two suburban guys from new jersey, or reese witherspoon’s if reese were two suburban guys from new jersey, except without the engine of fame that those two huge stars provide. but come on: oprah is not going to answer your emails. (trust us, we know.) every two weeks, a new book microscoped and surgeried by benevolent despot joey lewandowski and disgraced college professor "shreds"... with your help! here's a guarantee: every episode ends with an arrestable crime. will it be something boring like credit card fraud or something sexy like a casino heist? listen to find out.

Books
Fiction
Hobbies
1
we had to remove this post by hanna bervoets
"i let her pull me into a hug, and i spent the rest of the day thinking about the letter, which meant that at work i just sat there with a silly smile on my face as i watched a video of a man in red coveralls being shot in the back by an invisible assailant in the distance."
70 min
2
neuromancer by william gibson
"the sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
68 min
3
things have gotten worse since we last spoke by...
"what have you done today to deserve your eyes?"
60 min
4
allie rowbottom interview (author of aesthetica)
we talk to allie rowbottom, author of aesthetica, about botox, emojis, and lana del rey.
54 min
5
aesthetica by allie rowbottom
"i reach for my phone again, lift it to scan my retina and unlock the screen; i don't bother using face recognition, it never works for me."
53 min
6
no one is talking about this by patricia lockwood
"can’t learn? she googled late at night. can’t learn since losing my virginity?"
43 min
7
snow crash by neal stephenson
"you can’t get hurt by looking at a bitmap. or can you?"
80 min
8
17776 by jon bois
"don't talk shit about the lottery. the lottery rules."
39 min
9
megan boyle interview (author of liveblog)
we talk to megan boyle, author of liveblog, about autofiction, returning to the liveblog format, and the quadrant.
71 min
10
liveblog by megan boyle
trout : that's the fish.
68 min
11
the novelist by jordan castro
"the cumulative amount of time i spent unintentionally scrolling through feeds, looking at things i was more thrust into than shows, was unfathomable."
69 min
12
fernando sdrigotti interview (author of shitstorm)
we talk to fernando sdrigotti, author of shitstorm, about "the algorithm," the evolution of twitter, and wagatha christie.
57 min
13
shitstorm by fernando sdrigotti
"another shitstorm and i can’t even and i can’t begin to and here i fixed your headline and thread and a lot of clapping between words in uppercase. there’s always a lot of clapping."
37 min
14
b.r. yeager interview (author of amygdalatropolis)
we talk to b.r. yeager, author of amygdalatropolis, about transgressive fiction, edia connole, and how to pronounce gif.
51 min
15
amygdalatropolis by b.r. yeager
"there was only so much of the world, and he’d seen almost all of it. even the new and novel began feeling tired and void of sense."
52 min
16
darcie wilder interview (author of literally sh...
we talk to darcie wilder, author of literally show me a healthy person, about fact vs. fiction, skunks, and harmony korine.
70 min
17
literally show me a healthy person by darcie wi...
"ho w do i destroy phone and everything ive ever done"
38 min
18
adam levin interview (author of the instruction...
we talk to adam levin, author of the instructions and mount chicago, about face characters, bullying, and charli xcx.
99 min
19
mount chicago by adam levin
"none of this happened. none of it will. it'll all be made up. i'm making it up."
100 min
20
katie runde interview (author of the shore)
we talk to katie runde, the author of the shore, about the jersey shore, boardwalk games, and catfishing your mom.
61 min
21
the shore by katie runde
"going back and forth between her friends' social media posts and group texts and the gbm wives, where she pretended to be a middle-aged mom, evy felt that she wasn't any particular age anymore."
46 min
22
beth morgan interview (author of a touch of jen)
we talk about the internet, exclamation points, and nicolas cage with bangs.
48 min
23
a touch of jen by beth morgan
"the world is filled with signs, and no one is paying attention."
63 min
24
season three theme and reading list
we're logging onto the internet.
11 min
25
bud smith interview (author of teenager)
featuring lots of new jersey talk.
67 min