As you can imagine, we’re all getting older and (theoretically) maturing. Well, one of us is, at any rate. In honor of my (Aaron’s) 40th birthday (on August 21st), and the tendency for guys to start chucking their lives in an attempt to recapture their youth as soon as they officially become middle-aged, we decided to talk through the idea of midlife crises related to reading. Listen in as we discuss:
- How our reading habits have changed as midlife approaches
- Sparkly vs dark-and-brooding vampires
- Neil Gaiman and Nick Hornby as the literary equivalents of midlife crises
- If there was ever such a thing as “the good old days”
- Why an ordinary life is a good thing
All this plus gift-giving in the studio!
A few of the books mentioned on this episode
- Boring by Michael Kelley
- Ordinary by Tony Merida
- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
- The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara
- Nick Hornby’s works
- South of Broad and The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
- Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham
Bonus Content: “Bonhoeffer Convinced Me to Abandon My Dream” by Chase Repogle
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