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Caregiving, Lying in Bed, and the Library Runaway

Caregiving, Lying in Bed, and the Library Runaway


This week on Back to Bed:

Susie is tired of homilies about caregiving and “self-care.” When the going gets tough, the tough go library-shopping!

Yes, my attempt to run away from my responsibilities takes me down some unexpected paths . .

Excerpt from “Drowning Girl” by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963. Roy sampled a page from issue #83 of Secret Hearts, a romance comic book illustrated by Tony Abruzzo and published by DC Comics in 1962. I don’t know how to explain this, but I shot this from lying in bed; it was on the wall where I slept overnight in NYC a couple years ago. The home of an art collector. Apparently the work “belongs” to MoMA, so I don’t know why it was in my guest bedroom. Perhaps it was just the most lovely reproduction.

We’ll look at three books that saved me from a nervous breakdown this week:

Alice Munro’s collected short stories - The “Housewife” that turned the tables.

The Wet and the Dry - Imagine you went on a world tour of all the countries where alcohol is banned upon pain of death. And then, you tried to get a drink.

Confessions of Madame Psyche - The novel I give to California hardcores who think they’ve heard it all. No, you haven’t!

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And, in today’s listener mailbag:

You can count your number of lovers.

You can count how many times you lied between the sheets.

But what does it matter, either one?

I’d love to hear from you about my show, what you’d like to talk about, questions about death, sex, and reading! Email me at: Your conversation and comments welcome, below!

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