You’re Booked

Hosted ByDaisy Buchanan

Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.

I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.

We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves.

Jessica Bennett – You’re Booked

We’re in Brooklyn this week for a visit with award-winning journalist, New York Times gender editor and author Jessica Bennett. Jessica’s first book was the global phenomenon Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace and her most recent release is This Is 18: Girls’ Lives Through Girls’ Eyes. We talked to her about feminist icons, Sweet Valley High, internet slang, embarrassing diaries and marriage.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Jessica Bennett – Feminist Fight Club

Jessica Bennett – This is 18

Lisa Taddeo – Three Women

Bart Houseman – You Don’t Need a Man To Fix It

Bernard Gladstone – Home Repairs Without a Man

Kay B Ward – Feminine Fix It Auto Handbook

VC Andrews – Flowers in the Attic

Anonymous – Go Ask Alice

Rachel Simmons – Curse of the Good Girl

Mary Roach – Bonk

Pamela Haag – Marriage Confidential

Lori Gottlieb – Marry Him

Elena Ferrante – Neapolitan Novels

Gayl Jones – Corregidora

Gretchen McCulloch – Because Internet

Florence Williams – Breasts

Ellen Sussman – Dirty Words

Various – Girl Scout Handbook

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective – Our Bodies Ourselves

Helen Gurley Brown – Having It All

E Jean Carroll – What Do We Need Men For

Francine Pascal – Double Love

Francine Pascal – Secrets

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