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Episode 48 – Leslie Jamison, Plus The Most Notable Twitter Rant of 2014

Episode 48 – Leslie Jamison, Plus The Most Notable Twitter Rant of 2014

Today's guest, Leslie Jamison is the author of a novel, The Gin Closet, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize, and an essay collection, The Empathy Exams, which was a New York Times Best Seller. Her work has appeared in the Believer, Harper’s Magazine, Oxford American, A Public Space, and Tin House. She is also a New York Times Book Review “Bookends” columnist. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is completing a doctorate at Yale University. Find her at www.lesliejamison.com or @lsjamison.
When Leslie Jamison was in Chicago, Willy was out of Chicago, so we called in our friend and fellow writer Nathalie Lagerfeld to pinch-interview.

Nathalie and Karen talked to Leslie about the symbiotic relationship between her creative and academic work, disagreeing with a previous version of herself, and defending the right to indulge.

In Leslie's words:

"I really believe in the process of writing and thinking and feeling as a process of calibration and, at least for

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