We Help Ourselves To Some Self-Help and Discuss 'Ask Again, Yes'



On today’s episode, Gayle and Nicole discuss self-help books, a genre Nicole enjoys but Gayle doesn’t spend much time reading. Skin care is on the agenda, with Gayle clueless and Nicole an expert. What did Gayle learn from the self-help book she chose? We also take a look at the many “Best Books of 2019” lists and hold our book club discussion of Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane.

Books mentioned:
One Day: The Extraordinary History Of One Day In America by Gene Weingarten
The Best Skin Of Your Life Starts Here by Paula Begoun
Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
The Black Cathedral by Marcial Gala
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
The Grammarians by Catherine Schine
The Evolution of Jane by Catherine Schine
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (Nicole’s review)
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Links mentioned:
Nicole’s favorite skincare basics
Oprah Magazine Best Books of 2019
Marie Claire Best Books of 2019
Vulture Best Overlooked Books of 2019
Elle Best Books of 2019
The Guardian Best Books of 2019
LitHub Best Books of 2019
Washington Post Best Books of 2019
Real Simple‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2020
Goodreads Choice Awards

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