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Kiese Laymon, Saeed Jones & Mira Jacob

Episode Summary

"This is a transformative genre. Who you are going into it is not who you are going to be on the other side." -- Saeed Jones

Episode Notes

When you work in a field that demands exposing your deepest self to the public, it fosters a deep, even profound kind of humility born from the habit of making oneself vulnerable.  The act of opening up is transformative.  What makes a memoir powerful? We asked Mira Jacob, author of the award-winning graphic memoir Good Talk (and Bookable’s very first guest)  to moderate a special roundtable about just that question.  

She invited the incredible Kiese Laymon and Saeed Jones and the result is a conversation that is riveting and enlightening, exploring how a book’s success can hurt the people you love, and how the isolation that comes with touring and being alone in hard times can almost do a person in.

Episode Credits:

This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe.  Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media. 

 

Music:

"Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis.