[Wild Cozy Truth 28] How to Be Friends with Your Exes and Other Life Lessons with Lauren Mangiaforte


I’ve called myself a recovering overachiever for years, but I never really thought about what I meant by that. So today’s essay explores the tough love of letting go of looking good on paper. Then I sit down with Lauren Bernadette Mangiaforte, a novelist in New York City. Lauren tells us about why she’s friends with all her exes, including the one that broke off their engagement via email, plus we go into detail about her heart condition, the writing process, and fighting Trump with poetry. We end the interview in a very Leslie Knope fashion, i.e. fangirling over Joe Biden. I know I say I love every interview, but I really, really love this one. I know you will too.
Find Lauren on Instagram @laurbrary or her website laurenbernadette.com
Mentioned in this interview: The Boys Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Lauren B. Mangiaforte: http://amzn.to/2shUiRD
Poem Trumps Hate: https://poemtrumpshate.wordpress.com/
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler: http://amzn.to/2nP02wK
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain: http://amzn.to/2nH6Hty
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminist to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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