Perennials Podcast
Episode 16: Lucky You with Erika Carter

Episode 16: Lucky You with Erika Carter

February 15, 2019

In this episode, I'm talking to Erika Carter, author of the novel Lucky You, an NPR Best Book of 2017 and Book of the Month Club selection. Lucky You follows three 20-something women who are struggling with identity, purpose and meaning, and looking for love, health and happiness in all the wrong places. Erika and I talk about her life as a writer, the confusion of early adulthood, and balancing skepticism with sensitivity. 

You can learn more about the topics covered and references made in the episode by visiting the Shownotes page.

Episode 15: Broken Things Can Shine with Ona Gritz

Episode 15: Broken Things Can Shine with Ona Gritz

February 6, 2019

In today’s episode, Ona and I talk about her life with a disability, and how she has come to greater self-acceptance, wholeness, gratitude and love. Ona Gritz is the author of the poetry collection, Geode, and the memoir On the Whole: a Story of Mothering and Disability. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Ploughshares, and many other journals and anthologies. Ona has also written two children’s books, including Tangerines and Tea, My Grandparents and Me, which Nick Jr. Family Magazine named Best Alphabet Book of the year, and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine named one of six Best Books for 2005 and included in their list of Teacher’s Picks.

The episode title "Broken Things Can Shine" comes from Ona's poem "Geode."

You can learn more about Ona and today's episode by visiting the Shownotes page.