How to Find Joy - Discussing WHAT YOU WISH FOR with Katherine Center

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're talking with Katherine Center about her latest book, What You Wish For, which released on July 14th. Katherine shares her first experience as a writer, writing fan fic about Duran Duran, why clown socks are the most fashionable apparel, and how she sets out to fight for joy.


Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

Jen - Jennifer Weiner’s Big Summer

Sara - Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Katherine - Will Storr's The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better


Other Mentions

Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Brit Bennett's The Mothers

Katherine Center's Happiness for Beginners

Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire

Katherine Center's How to Walk Away

Katherine Center's The Lost Husband

Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Katherine Center's thoughts on reading for joy on her website

Archie comics

Stranger than Fiction

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