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The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing, With Mira Jacob

Words alone weren’t sufficient, so she made a comic book.

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Episode Notes

This week host Isaac Butler talks to novelist Mira Jacob about the process of writing her comic book memoir, Good Talk. They discuss what it was like for Mira to switch mediums, how the constraints of that medium helped her tell her story, and why it’s so hard to share personal details with a large audience.

After the interview, Isaac and co-host Rumaan Alam talk about how fatherhood has helped them get more work done.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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