We’ve got journalist, author, and documentarian Nancy Jo Sales on the podcast today, and we’re talking about her fantastic and brave new book: Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno. Her take on the corporatization of romance is fascinating, and so is this conversation, IMHO. If you’re an over-40 lady looking for love on the apps, or just somebody who is curious about what it’s like out there for single folks, this is a must-listen. Hear it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Guys, I’m flying off to Los Angeles for the week tomorrow morning first thing, and I’m super-excited and feeling also just the tiniest bit guilty to be taking a week away from you all when I’ve been so unspeakably lame about posting lately. Apologies for that, and I promise that when I’m back here after the long weekend on June 1, we’ll be back to business as usual around here. Have a fantastic week, and an even better holiday weekend, and I’ll see you soon.
Graphic memoirist Mira Jacob—her book Good Talk is just amazing—joins us to talk about teaching herself to draw in her 40s, moving through the fear of doing new things, the backlash from (white) comic-book bros, learning to take the business of your work seriously, and what she wishes white allies knew. And at the top of the episode, Jenn and I have a particularly amusing conversation, if I do say so. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And maybe also subscribe to our Patreon for all sorts of extra and exclusive content.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.