Mira Jacob is an American writer and author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing and Good Talk, a graphic memoir.
Host Isaac Butler talks to novelist Mira Jacob about the process of writing her comic book memoir, Good Talk. They discuss what it was like for Mira to switch mediums, how the constraints of that medium helped her tell her story, and why it’s so hard to share personal details with a large audience. After the interview, Isaac and co-host Rumaan Alam talk about how fatherhood has helped them get more work done. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com.And if you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We talk about books we love in genres we don't often cover: poetry, graphic memoir, short stories and essays. Ali Liebegott talks with Ann about her poetry collection, The Summer of Dead Birds. Aminatou interviews Mira Jacob about her graphic memoir, Good Talk. Gina speaks with Xuan Juliana Wang about her collection of short stories, Home Remedies. And Briallen Hopper joins Aminatou to talk about her book of essays, Hard to Love. What are you reading? Tag #cygbooks to share your current faves. Reading List:The Summer of Dead Birds by Ali LiebegottGood Talk by Mira JacobHybrida by Tina ChangHome Remedies by Xuan Juliana WangHard to Love by Briallen HopperThe Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (coming in July)Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
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Jan 5th, 1973
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2 hours, 3 minutes
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