with Craig Getting and Andrew Cunningham

Episode 076: This Is How You Lose Her

This week's story, This Is How You Lose Her, is a loosely connected collection of short stories that blurs the line between protagonist and author. Junot Diaz's upbringing and personal history are clearly related to that of Yunior, the character the book spends the most time with. But how much of Diaz is in Yunior, and how does that affect the way we feel about them both?Also on the docket: back-to-school, some talk about how your gender may affect how you come at this book, and lots of other diversions. Enjoy!