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Waddup, book nerds! This week our special guest Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero, Last Week Tonight, Billy On The Street) made us read Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard. “Book One” of Scientology spent 28 weeks as a NYT bestseller after it was released in 1950. That’s pre-becoming-a-religion!! But why? Mean Book Club breaks it down.

Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast (almost) every Tuesday!

If you want to read along with us during our 5th season, here’s the reading list:

* Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

* How To Win Friends by Dale Carnegie 

* Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

* Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Part 1 & Part 2)

* I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max

* Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard

* Congo by Michael Crichton

* The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn 


You can get more Josh Gondelman on Twitter @joshgondelman and you can buy his new book Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062852752/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Send any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub!

Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts. Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

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