Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman on the Secrets of Friendship
This Week on So Many Damn Books
Friends meet friends to talk about books, but never mention Friends! The guys Zoom it up with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, co-hosts of the must-listen podcast Call Your Girlfriend and co-authors of Big Friendship. They talk about being public friends, share stories of the writing process, and rave about Octavia Butler’s Earthseed—particularly Parable of the Sower. Plus, multiple time zones! Shout-outs to guests of yore! The secrets of friendship!!
This episode’s books
What’d you buy?
Christopher: Rosewater by Tade Thompmson
Drew: Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll
This Episode’s Recommendations:
Aminatou’s pick: Any Toni Morrison // Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
Ann’s picks: Conversations on Writing by Ursula K. Le Guin and David Naimon // letter-writing
Drew’s picks: supporting your favorite live arts programming during quarantine (like Old Vic: In Camera)
Christopher’s picks: The Lightness by Emily Temple
This week’s themed cocktail: