Episode 141: #ItsTrueSoWriteIt

...in which Jess and KJ talk raw honest memoir with Janelle Hanchett, author of I'm Just Happy to Be Here. It's not easy to write memoir, or to put it out there, but as Janelle says, you're either going to tell the truth, or don't bother.

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

Jess's email list

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

KJ's How to Be a Happier Parent (even when I'm not)


The Boston Globe


Renegade Mothering, Janelle Hanchett

I'm Just Happy to Be Here, Janelle Hanchett

Happier in Hollywood Podcast

Mary Karr


James Baldwin books

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul

The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild

Grant, Ron Chernow

Calypso, David Sedaris

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray, James Renner

Amy: My Search for Her Killer: Secrets & Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic, James Renner

The Philsophy of Crime Podcast, James Renner

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