Joy Sandwich

Greetings, bibliophiles! On Episode 52 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down with with their lovely friend and amazing writer Yi Shun Lai to talk about her debut novel, Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu!

We chat with Yi Shun about her writing process for Not a Self-Help Book, the humorous diary-style writing, Yi Shun's unique diction, creating fiction from truth, her sources of inspiration, pitching the novel (check out How I landed a publisher from Yi Shun's blog; the book was pitched as "Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Joy Luck Club"), the importance of reading books by and about diverse writers, independent publishing, and so much good stuff about books, writing, creativity, and head cheese!

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Show Notes

Recent Joys: Yi Shun talks about her AWP weekend with Roz and a Joshua Tree-Les Miserables road trip with friends!

Non and Jessica take a trip up to Los Angeles to see the Star Trek symphony at the Pantages theater with Michelle! Also, Agent Carter (we love you, Hayley Atwell!) is soooo great! And Yi Shun loves the BBC show Black Books on Netflix.


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On Episode 51 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, we invite Jairo of the True Bromance Film Podcast into the virtual bedroom to discuss food and film in the most joyous way with the Top 3 Characters We'd Love to Share a Meal With! From movies, books, and television!

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Show Notes:

DRINKS: Adopting the tradition of Jairo and Barry of the True Bromance Film Podcast, we have drinks! Jairo is drinking a Bud Light Watermelon-Rita, Jessica is drinking Coke with Kraken rum, and Non talks bowel movements and drinks Glutenberg!

RECENT JOYS: Jairo is overjoyed by the Episode 100 Addendum created by listener Kevin of CinemaGeeks, and True Bromance Film Podcast reaches 100 episodes! Plus, special congrats to pal Mike Denniston of War Machine vs. War Horse for your Mental Floss mention!

Jessica is finding joy in mindfulness, which helps her calm her anxiety and stress. Example: paying attention to the transitions in life. You should try it!

Non's joys are potential future exciting joys (purposefully vague!) and the audiobook of American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Lots of sex!


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