Jun 7, 2016
We answer your burning questions, and then recommend The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha, and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
Thank you to everyone who sent us messages, tweets, comments, etc. about the ending of Books on the Nightstand. Though you all shared your disapointment, nearly all of you said you understood why were bowing out now, and thanked us for the nearly 400 episodes.
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When we announced the end of BOTNS, we encouraged you all to write in with final Q&A questions. I won't recount every question and answer in these show notes (you can listen to the podcast for that!), but here are a few questions for which the answers have links:
I recommend The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha. It is one book in a sea of books about happiness, but it is speaking to me in a way that other books haven't. Filled with 9 secrets informed by insights gleaned by the author as well as wisdom from past great thinkers, The Happiness Equation is showing me simple things I can do (and am doing) to be happier every day.
Ann recommends Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It's the story of two half-sisters (each unaware of the other) in 18th-century Ghana. One is married off to an Englishman who is a slave trader, and the other is slave, sold by this man. The book then moves forward, tracing the descendants of these two women. Ann knows that this will end up being one of her favorite books of 2016.
Books on the Nightstand Podcast Workflow
Approximate time - Recording: 1 hour - Editing: 1 hour. - Show notes - 30 minutes.