On today’s episode of The Short Stacks our guest is Damon Young. Damon is the co-founder of Very Smart Brothas, a senior editor at The Root, and the author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays. We talk today about the anxieties of releasing a memoir into the world, public apologies, and getting blurbs from people you admire. Have no fear, there are no spoilers today.
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- What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young
- PodcastOne App
- Ask the Stacks
- Audible Trial
- Very Smart Brothas
- The Atlantic
- The New Yorker
- The Root
- We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
- Meaty by Samantha Irby
- Heavy by Kiese Laymon
- How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin
- American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
- Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
- Magical Negro by Morgan Parker
- Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
- Rebecca Carroll
- Antiracist Book Festival
- Ibram X. Kendi
- Damon Young & Kiese Laymon: The “Good Dude” Closet (Death, Sex, and Money, WNYC Studios)
- Brittney Cooper
- Rebecca Traister
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