So Many Damn Books

Hosted ByChristopher & Drew

Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit

23: Vanessa Manko (“The Invention of Exile”) & “The English Patient”

Vanessa Manko drops in to talk about how writing is like dancing, her novel The Invention of Exile‘s editing journey, and they all discuss The English Patient, and suggest a novel they’d like to see made into a movie.


Fifteen seconds of a song: Fountain’s of Wayne, “Mexican Wine”

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