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September 28, 2022 @ 5:32 am

S. 7 Ep. 149 - Manhattan, Myths, and Mom with Guest Erin Keane 9-28-22

This week’s show gave us an opportunity to speak to Erin Keane, who is the editor in chief of Salon.com but also a well-known Louisville writer who has recently published a book that defies classification a bit—it is a family memoir, but it is also an examination of history and culture.

Erin’s book, Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me, covers a lot of ground. While it is based on her mother’s runaway experience in her early teens in the 1970s, it is also about how her parents met and married when Erin’s now deceased father was in his 30s and her mother was 15. Erin explores the myths she held about her father, how they shaped her life, and how certain myths shape all of our lives. The LA Times listed Runaway as one of its 30 most anticipated books of fall.

You can find Erin Keane on Instagram and Twitter at @eekshecried.

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Books Mentioned in this Episode:

1- Runaway: Notes From the Myths That Made Me by Erin Keane

2- Out Came the Sun by Mariel Hemingway

3- A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari

4- The Year of the Horses by Courtney Maum

5- All I Should Not Tell by Brian Leung

6- We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Movies mentioned--
Manhattan (1979)

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