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Lauren Hough and Elizabeth McCracken


On this episode of the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, Lauren Hough is here to talk about her essay collection, Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing. Hough was raised in a cult, got kicked out of the Air Force for being gay, and was a bouncer and a cable guy. She's been through a lot, and she writes about it all beautifully.
Buy the book from Lauren's favorite independent bookstore, BookPeople, in Austin, Texas.

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Plus, Elizabeth McCracken's latest is a collection of short stories called The Souvenir Museum. Her work has been a finalist for the National Book Award, she’s won The Story Prize, and has had had three New York Times Notable books. McCracken is a beloved writer, and she tells us some of how she does it.
Buy the book from one of Elizabeth's favorite independent bookstores, BookWoman, in Austin, Texas.