148 — Handbook for Mortals

Because YOU demanded it (several years ago), and because this our annual holiday rule-breaking episode, we finally whip out our wands and make appear an episode about one-time YA teapot tempest Handbook for Mortals! Rock and roll, hair dye, motorcycle rides, dads, moms, tarot, magic, magik, and … typos, cliches, and what may well be literature’s first-ever love octagon.

Probably the worst prose since Eye of Argon, the most all-italics pages since Wild Animus, and the overall harshest toke we’ve taken in a long, long time.


  • Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad
  • The Future Is Here and Everything Must Be Destroyed by Colette Arrand

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