Episode #12: Worst Dude Ever

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Episode 12:  We discuss traditional cultural lessons regarding masculinity and YA titles that address masculinity in fascinating ways.

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Our Current Reads

The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Fates & Furies, by Lauren Groff
Raging Star, by Moira Young
The Narcotic Farm, by Nancy D. Campbell


“As an underclassman who suddenly has to be the quarterback while taking care of my grandmother and having no parents, I’m here to say being a man is complicated.”

2nd Annual WriteLadyHeadRight Flash Fiction Tumblr & submission guidelines
My So-Called Life: the scene when Jordan Catalano holds Angela’s hand
on the slobby dress of men & the movie Clueless
Anatomy of a Country Music Song series
Angie Manfredi on Twitter @misskubelik
Iron John: A Book About Men, by Robert Bly
Starhawk, author & activist
a collection of romance novels edited by Christa
“Best Of Grindr” on Instagram
Sabaa Tahir on research and world-building in An Ember in the Ashes


“Sure I get the ladies but I basically have no education or idea of what to do with my life post-football. So, yeah.”

Recommended Reads
Fever Pitch, by Heidi Cullinan
Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta
All-American Boys, by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
Winger, by Andrew Smith
September Girls, by Bennett Madison
An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

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Episode #4: The LadyHead Seal of Approval


Episode #4:  We discuss the whys and wherefores of oral sex, in life and in YA fiction.

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Show Notes

Christa is currently reading The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith; just finished Bone Gap by Laura Ruby & The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Carrie is currently reading Infandous by Elana K. Arnold; just finished There Was and There Was Not by Meline Toumani

On Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and John Green’s Looking for Alaska
John Green on the Looking for Alaska blowjob scene
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Book Recommendations
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Don’t Let Me Go by JH Trumble
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
poem referenced:  “Japan” by Billy Collins
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar


YA Books Featuring Oral Sex
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Starglass by Phoebe North
The Program by Suzanne Young
Kiss It by Erin Downing
About a Girl by Sarah McCarry

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