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Episode 34 – Ben Tanzer, Plus the Costs of Writing a Novel

Episode 34 – Ben Tanzer, Plus the Costs of Writing a Novel

Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father’s House, You Can Make Him Like You, So Different Now, Orphans and Lost in Space, among others. Ben serves as Director of Publicity and Content Strategy at Curbside Splendor and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of his growing lifestyle empire. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

Ben came over to read from the soon-to-be-released Lost In Space and to chat about writing like the Ramones, drunk podcasting, and navigating the domestic difficulties of writing about his family.

In Ben's words:

"I don't know what the kids will get stuck on. I know in my head I had a little list of things I wouldn't write about, so I don't think there is anything where either of the kids at any age particularly will say 'wow, you totally gave up one of our secrets.' On the other hand, you don't know what they are going to react to... and I do think it will change with time. That has been my experience with books I