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We have a remix episode for you this week on Valentine’s Day, and the book we discuss is all about love and the loss of it.

We first talked with author Minda Honey back in the summer of 2019 During that interview, she spoke about her book of essays tentatively titled “An Anthology of Assholes,” which was about her dating experiences from her mid-20s to age 30 as a single black woman. In October 2023, her book now titled The Heartbreak Years was published by Little A.

We catch up with Minda about her memoir. We then transition back to parts of our original interview which also focuses on the Toni Morrison documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. In the summer of 2019, Speed Cinema featured this film, but if you missed it then you can find it now on most streaming platforms, including Netflix and Hulu. When we discussed Morrison, she was still living but she died a few weeks later, in Aug 2019.

Books Discussed in this Episode:

1- The Heartbreak Years by Minda Honey

2- All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

3- Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

4- What The Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

5- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

6- Sula by Toni Morrison

7- Beloved by Toni Morrison

8- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

9- The Mothers by Brit Bennett

10- Ruby by Cynthia Bond

11- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

12- How to Be Remembered by Michael Thompson - A Five star read recommended by Jessica Bearak @tonightsbookishfeast

13- The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

14- Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn; audiobook narrated by Ronke Adékoluejo

Shows mentioned--

1- Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

2- Time Trap (2018, Netflix)

3- Dark (2017-2020, Netflix)

4- Will & Harper (2024)

5- Six Feet Under (2001-2005, Netflix)

6- Will and Grace (1998-2006, Hulu)

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