This Is the Author S7 E13 Image of Harvey Fierstein, Stephanie Foo, Danny Pellegrino
On the Podcast: Harvey Fierstein, Stephanie Foo, and Danny Pellegrino

In this episode, meet actor Harvey Fierstein, author of I Was Better Last Night, radio producer and journalist Stephanie Foo, author of What My Bones Know, and host of the Everything Iconic podcast Danny Pellegrino, author of How Do I Un-Remember This? Hear the famously gravel-voiced Harvey Fierstein share what it was truly like to record his memoir, Stephanie Foo on writing the book she wanted to read, and Danny Pellegrino on bringing stories to life in the recording studio.

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Harvey Fierstein’s candid memoir provides a rich window into downtown New York City life, gay culture, and the evolution of theater, as well as a moving account of his family’s journey of acceptance. I Was Better Last Night is filled with wisdom gained, mistakes made, and stories that come together to describe an astonishingly colorful and meaningful life. Lucky for us all, Fierstein’s unique and recognizable voice makes for an exceptional audiobook experience.

After years of questioning what was wrong with herself, acclaimed journalist Stephanie Foo was diagnosed with complex PTSD—a condition that occurs when trauma happens continuously, over the course of years. In What My Bones Know, she interviews scientists and psychologists and tries a variety of innovative therapies and examines what it means to reclaim agency from trauma.

Heartfelt and hilarious, How Do I Un-Remember This? is a collection of real-life stories exploring Danny Pellegrino’s journey from feeling like the only gay kid in Ohio to becoming a big-time podcaster in Los Angeles, and all the amusing moments life threw at him in between. With remarkable honesty and his trademark humor, Danny discusses his struggles alongside his love for all things pop culture in a way that is equally emotional and uplifting. And of course, it’s all sprinkled with a little ’90s nostalgia and a whole lot of comedy.

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