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Book Author Episode Appearance

Alex & Me Irene M. Pepperberg [1] Episode 134
American Nerd, Good Kids Benjamin Nugent [2][3] Episode 119
The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots Irene Maxine Pepperberg [4] Episode 134
Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything David Sirota [5] Episode 80
A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure Chris Gethard [6] Episode 46
Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir Kambri Crews [7] Episode 54
Calling Dr. Laura Nicole J. Georges [8] Episode 109
Columbine Dave Cullen [9] Episode 55
Dad is Fat Jim Gaffigan [10] Episode 113
Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks & the Hidden Powers of the Mind Alex Stone [11] Episode 75
Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back Michael Musto [12] Episode 26
Fun Camp Gabe Durham [13] Episode 124
Gay Men Don't Get Fat Simon Doonan [14] Episode 53
George W. Bush: An Unauthorized Oral History Tom Ruprecht [15] Episode 135
Girl Walks into a Bar; Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle Rachel Dratch [16] Episode 7
Goddess of Vengeance Jackie Collins [17] Episode 28
God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi John Safran Episode 195: "She's a Hurricane"
Half Empty David Rakoff [18] Episode 27
Heathers (Deep Focus) John Ross Bowie [19] Episode 21
Here Comes Amazing You, The Jewish Lady, The Black Man and the Road Trip Carol Sue Gershman [20][21] Episode 106
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls David Sedaris [22] Episode 115
My Life Is A Situation Comedy Bill Persky [23] Episode 95
The Petraeus Files Ted Travelstead [24] Episode 107
The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson [25] Episode 82
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Emily Bazelon [26] Episode 116
This Would Drive Him Crazy: A Phony Oral History of J.D. Salinger Tom Ruprecht [27] Episode 135
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Patton Oswalt [28] Episode 6
Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Wonderful World of Industrial Musicals Steve Young and Sport Murphy Episode 143: "The Crime of Being Delicious"
Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City Elizabeth L. Wollman Episode 146: "The Opposite of Rock & Roll"
JFK Jr, George, & Me Matt Berman Episode 178: "One of the Few Living People That Has A Ghost"
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs Joshua Wolf Shenk Episode 180: "My Dog Hates Me"
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder Charles Graeber Episode 185: "Sucking In"


Book Author Mentioned In
Clapton: The Autobiography Eric Clapton [29] Episode 135
Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business Dolly Parton [30] Episode 130
Fifty Shades of Grey E.L. James[31] Episode 87
G*d, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked Darrell Hammond

In Cold Blood Truman Capote [32]
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel David Rakoff [33] Episode 124
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson Jeff Guinn [34] Episode 132
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town Nick Reding [35] Episode 2

My Passion for Design Barbra Streisand [36] Episode 131
Ode to Happiness[37] Keanu Reeves Episode 18
Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem Darrell Hammond [38] Episode 37
The Exorcist William Peter Blatty [39] Episode 103
The Holy Bible [40] Episode 134
Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir Margaux Fragoso [41] Episode 115
What Purpose Did I Serve In Your Life Marie Calloway [42]
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story Peter Bagge [43] Episode 138
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs Joshua Shenk Episode 179
The Stranger Beside Me Ann Rule Episode 188