Bonus: Adrian Tomine & Julie Orringer

"For me, in terms of who I am and who I was, it only could have come as a result of this kind of maniacal single-minded devotion to the craft."

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You may remember Julie Orringer from Episode 4 of Bookable when she talked to Amanda about her novel The Flight Portfolio  and the amazing Varian Fry who saved thousands of cultural creatives during World War II. In this engaging bonus episode, Julie returns with her upstairs neighbor--the one and only New York Times bestselling cartoonist Adrian Tomine. There's no time like the present for this wide-ranging conversation about working from home, parenting (while trying to make a living as a creative) and Tomine's new memoir The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist.

About the Host

Amanda Stern is Bookable’s host. Founder of the popular literary event series Happy Ending at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Stern is also a writer. Happy Ending ran for more than a decade and was selected as New York’s best book-related series by New York Magazine, The Village Voice and NY Press. The New York Times Magazine singled out Happy Ending as a force keeping “downtown New York alive.”


This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.

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