The Book Club

Lauren Hough: Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

29 min listen

In This Episode

In this week’s Book Club podcast my guest is Lauren Hough – author of an outstanding new collection of autobiographical essays called Leaving Isn’t The Hardest Thing which describe a life that took her from growing up in the Children Of God cult via being discharged from the US Air Force and jobs as a bouncer in a gay bar and a “cable guy” on the road to being a writer. She tells me about not writing a misery memoir, what elites don’t know about working class life, “lesbian drama”, and the benefits of revising your work on magic mushrooms.

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