Today we’re joined by entrepreneur and author Marisa Renee Lee, whose book Grief is Love: Living with Loss offers a framework for healing after tragedy. We discuss grief’s connection to capitalism and white supremacy, and how our relationship with love is connected to our relationship with loss. We also ask, how can we help people who are grieving, and why are Americans so bad at it?
The Stacks Book Club selection for August is How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Grief is Love by Marisa Renee Lee
- The Pink Agenda
- “#PublishingPaidMe puts book publishing’s diversity in the spotlight” (Dessi Gomez and Boris Kachka, LA Times)
- Roxane Gay
- “Ep. 198 We’ll Be Okay with Jason Reynolds” (The Stacks)
- Legacy Lit
- Cheez-It Baked Snacks
- Welch’s mixed berry fruit snacks
- Grief is Love audiobook
- Deborah Roberts
- Marisa on Good Morning America
- Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading List
- The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
- Night by Elie Wiesel
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