In this episode, meet investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Empire of Pain, actor Mira Sethi, author of Are You Enjoying?, and musician Michelle Zauner, author of Crying in H Mart. Whether itâ€™s an explosive investigation, a lyrical collection of short stories, or a deeply personal exploration of grief, each of these authors stepped behind the mic to share their work. Hear what the experience was like for each of them.
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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty is a devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. Written and read by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing, Empire of Pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling.
An exhilarating debut by a young writer from Pakistan, the stories contained in Are You Enjoying? are provocative, funny, disarmingly original, and upend traditional notions of identity and family to peer into the vulnerable workings of the human heart.
Michelle Zauner is the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and her 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book went viral. Crying in H Mart is an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, parental loss, and forging one’s own identity.
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