Nov 15, 2018
Lauren Bravo is the author of What Would the Spice Girls Do?: How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up, which makes some fascinating and important points about identity, feminism, and the power of the girl gang. In this episode, Lauren talks to Claire about what she was reading back in the days when the Spice Girls were blaring out from her ghetto blaster, her friendship with previous podcast guest Daisy Buchanan, the book she made her boyfriend read while standing over him to make sure he laughed in the right places, and more.
Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
What Would the Spice Girls Do?: How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up, by Lauren Bravo
Sweet Valley Twins, by Francine Pascal
The Baby-Sitters Club, by Ann M. Martin
Anastasia Krupnik Stories, by Lois Lowry
Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends, by Kelsey Miller
Promising Young Women, by Caroline O'Donoghue
The Break, by Marian Keyes
OMG, What a Complete Aisling, by Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght
Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney
Work Like a Woman, by Mary Portas
Crudo, by Olivia Laing
Vile Bodies, by Evelyn Waugh
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossman
Middle England, by Jonathan Coe
Five Days of Fog, by Anna Freeman
The Story of Crossrail, by Christian Wolmar
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
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