Working: Rebecca Mead on the Challenge of Writing About Herself

Working: Rebecca Mead on the Challenge of Writing About Herself

By Slate Podcasts

Slate Culture

Sunday, 13 February

This week, host June Thomas talks to New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead about her new memoir Home/Land, which traces her experience moving back to Britain after making a home for herself in New York and becoming a U.S. citizen. In the interview, Rebecca discusses the feelings she wanted to capture in the book and describes her impulse to document an important moment in her life. She also explains why Home/Land was more difficult to write than her previous books.  After the interview, June and co-host Karen Han talk about the challenges Rebecca faced while writing her book and what we can learn from them.  In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, June asks Rebecca for some moving tips.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Big Mood, Little Mood—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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