I especially enjoyed her “behind the scenes” narrative of what her first visit to THE. DAILY. SHOW! was like. Here’s a bit:
“The producer comes in and greets us. I thank her for the chance to be on the show. She says, “Jon really liked your book.” Which makes me, of course, stoked. And I tell her that in studying the Daily Show website prepping for the show, I notice that he regularly has on women authors from underrepresented backgrounds to talk about their serious books, and how I saw that pattern, and I knew it reflected a conscious effort, and how much that means to me. The producer tells me they do really try to get women guests—it’s a priority for them. And that it can be hard to find women who write non-fiction on the kinds of subjects they cover, but they try. So, take heart, brainy women—there is a place in popular culture for us. And it is the awesomest place–The Daily Show.”
Thank you, brainy woman!
Author note: ‘Honorable Mention’ is a recurring feature on this blog … quick mention/shout-out to someone or something worth noting