Apr 17 • 21M

An interview with Article Clubber Melinda on “The Sunset,” this month’s selection

Coming to you on a Monday morning with a bonus episode and encouraging you to join this month’s discussion on April 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm PT

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Mark Isero
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Dear Loyal Readers,

I’m coming to you on a Monday with a bonus episode of the podcast. This is because many of you said “we want more!” after listening to a conversation I had with fellow Article Clubber Melinda last month.

So I asked Melinda, “Want to do it again?” And she generously said yes! ⭐️

Melinda’s an activist, lawyer, and cat mom living in Washington, D.C. A lover of many genres, from memoir to fantasy novels, she’s normally reading several things at once and hunting for her next read at her favorite local bookstore, Solid State Books.

This time, we’re talking about this month’s selection, “The Sunset,” by Lisa Bubert. It’s a personal essay about Ms. Bubert’s time working in a nursing home when she was a college student. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend that you do.

Here are some topics we talked about:

  • how Melinda experienced her first AC discussion last month

  • how impressed we were with Ms. Bubert’s writing and structure

  • what we got out of the essay and what we most valued

  • what questions we want to ask Ms. Bubert at our discussion (she’s joining us!)

Hope you appreciate this conversation with me and Melinda. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Also, last thing: There’s still room if you want to join our discussion of “The Sunset” on April 30. We’re meeting up 2:00 - 3:30 pm PT via Zoom. All you need to do is sign up below, and once you do, I’ll send you more details. Have a great week, and see you this Thursday for Issue #390 of The Highlighter Article Club.

Join the discussion on April 30