Beth Raymer on Her Delightfully Delusional Father, Homelessness, and Why Florida is Pure America
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to Beth Raymer, the author of Fireworks Every Night, about her delusionally delightful father, male homelessness and why Florida is pure America.
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Beth Raymer is the author of Lay the Favorite, a memoir about her years in Las Vegas and her work in the sports-betting industry, which was made into a feature film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis. She received an M.F.A. from Columbia University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship. Her journalism has been published in The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine. This is her first novel.