At long last, a new episode! This time, Lauren and Isaac read Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of My Favorite Murder. We talk “dark impulses,” get real about our own greatest junior high shames, and get bummed out about life in this late capitalist hellscape.
Guyyyzzzz, Lauren is experiencing resurgent concussion symptoms and has to avoid extra screen time, so we are moving slower than we’d like. HOWEVER, the next episode has been recorded and is in post-production. We read My Favorite Murder‘s own Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark’s Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide. This episode is on its way and we are looking into our next hate-read. STAY TUNED.
This time, Lauren and Isaac read Phil Jackson’s ’90s spiritual/sport memoir classic Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior AKA “Eat, Pray, Dunk.” We talk religious indoctrination, cultural appropriation, and how lacking this book was on John Stockton content.
Guess what, Electric Book Machine fans? We’ve chosen our next hate-read and the winner is Phil Jackson’s Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior. We plan to be inspired by sports and meditation and… sports? We expect Michael Jordan anecdotes, borderline(?) racist insights, hardcore cultural appropriation, and a new way of looking at basketball or whatever. Is this a man’s Eat, Pray, Love? If we’re lucky! Stay tuned.
In this edition of Electric Book Machine, Lauren and Isaac read Jonathan W. White’s cultural history Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War. We talk about weird dreams, superstitions, and how psychic Abraham Lincoln probably wasn’t. War is hell, but sleep deprivation might be worse!
Lauren has, like, a double concussion, so things are moving slowly this spring. More fun stuff to come from your favorite literate couple… eventually!