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Episode 33 – Gina Frangello, Plus Should You Do What You Love?

Episode 33 – Gina Frangello, Plus Should You Do What You Love?

Today’s guest, Gina Frangello is the author of three books of fiction: A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014), which has been a book club selection for NYLON magazine, The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown; Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010), which was a Foreword Magazine Best Book of the Year finalist, and My Sister’s Continent (Chiasmus 2006). She is the Sunday editor for The Rumpus and the fiction editor for The Nervous Breakdown, and is on faculty at UCR-Palm Desert's low residency MFA program in Creative Writing. The longtime Executive Editor of Other Voices Magazine and Other Voices Books, she now runs Other Voices Querétaro, an international writing program in the Central Highlands of Mexico.
Gina stopped in to read from A Life In Men, which just hit shelves on February 4th. Gina also spoke with us about the curse of editing every single things she reads, how she could never afford J.D. Salinger, and gender biases in trade publishing.

In Gina's words:

"Issues that seem on paper to