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All right. I am, as always, excited to bring you another incredible author chat. This month we are talking with Laura Zigman. And, of course, Laura wrote our book this month, Separation Anxiety. I have seen all of you buzzing in the Facebook group and know that you all feel the same way. But before we get into it, let me tell you a little bit about Laura.
Laura shot into the literary community with her bestselling book Animal Husbandry. And in a move that’s not too bad for your first book, it was made into a movie called Someone Like You and it starred Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd. Boring, no big deal. She’s also the author of Dating Big Bird, Her, and Piece of Work. And then, with all her free time, she has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, HuffPost. There’s so many interesting parts of this conversation. You’re going to love it, you guys, chief of which, for me, Laura took a big gap between this book and her last book.
And so you will not believe how many elements of Separation Anxiety are born out of her real life. Now, always with a fiction zhuzh to it, but so many pieces of this come from Laura’s experience, from some of her memories. They just kept coming. I kept saying, “Where did this crazy idea come?” She was like, “Well, it’s real because in my real life … ” Case in point, puppet people, what in the world?. I ask her a bunch of your questions, I tell her our responses across the board. And she’s utterly delightful. You’re going to love meeting her face to face. So I’m so happy to share this conversation with the extraordinary author, Laura Zigman.
Books & Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books – Zibby Owens
You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility – Annabell Gurwitch
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