The Worst Bestsellers
About This Show
Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 73 – Diary of an Oxygen Thief
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Kait, Renata, and their guest KL (@momebie, @LaraEckener) read Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous. They're glad the author hasn't revealed his identity, because otherwise it might be too hard for us to resist the urge to go egg his house. This is a rambling tale of a man who hates and hurts women and doesn't get nearly as much comeuppance as we would have preferred. Listen now to find out how much we wish The Rock and/or Wolverine could have saved us from this book!
Content warning: Almost everything imaginable. This book contains child abuse, child sexual abuse, rape, emotional abuse, self-harm, and pretty much every other intense topic you can imagine.
Apologetic note: Apologies for the annoying audio issues in the first half of this episode! Renata had the wrong microphone settings and she is very, very sorry and promises never to do it again.
Rated 4 out of
Funny content, a bit rambling
I like this podcast, especially as I am big reader. They can get a bit rambling at times, and the vocal fry is strong with this one, but it is overall pretty funny.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of
pithy and hilarious
I love the way the girls and their guests unpack the books with honest and informed opinions, with hilarious results.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of
Date published: 2015-02-16