Better Than The Movie

...because the book normally is!

Better Than The Movie is a podcast for people who love reading diversely, books, book news, and issues related to literacy and popular culture. Our goal is to review and discuss book themes with passion and an open mind. We want to encourage our readers to look beyond the best sellers lists and  discover new voices and stories. 

We are The Readers, the people who the publishing world should be catering to, but oftentimes  don't . We are smart. We are funny. We are sometimes a little snarky. And we always, ALWAYS, think that the book is better than the movie

 

EPISODE SEVENTY-TWO: the gift of gab

This week we're discussing Gabrielle Union's memoir We're Going to Need More Wine. Articles discussed in news are below:

Junot Diaz on the legacy of childhood trauma: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/the-silence-the-legacy-of-childhood-trauma

New Generations of Black bookstores: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/76545-a-new-generation-of-african-american-owned-bookstores.html

Black bookstores directory: https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php

Laurie Hernandez's upcoming book: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/04/laurie_hernandez_shes_got_this_picture_book_1.html

Aspen Words Literary Prize: http://www.aspenwords.org/programs/literary-prize/

RWA and the RITAs clusterfuck: https://www.rwa.org/p/bl/et/blogid=20&blogaid=2170