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Too Hot For Radio: Ottessa Moshfegh "The Weirdos"

Michael Ian Black

Th4R Ottessa

Host Michael Ian Black brings out the weirdo in author Ottessa Moshfegh in this episode of Too Hot For Radio

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In her twenties Ottessa Moshfegh co-owned a bar in Wuhan, China. She’s lived next to crack addicts and been bedridden for an entire year with cat scratch fever. She is a Stegner fellow, attended Brown’s MFA program, and in the past four years has won many, many awards including a Pushcart, an O. Henry, and the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize. Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, her second novel, was a New York Times bestseller. Her story on this episode, "The Weirdos," is read by Colby Minifie, known for her TV roles in Fear of the Walking Dead and Jessica Jones, among others, as well as her many roles on Broadway including Long Days Journey Into Night and Six Degrees of Separation.

This episode is hosted by comedian Michael Ian Black who talks to Ottessa about her work (including how much of the plot of this story is autobiographical), and her life in LA.

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