Podcast Episode 24: Grace Atwood & Becca Freeman from Bad on Paper Podcast

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In Episode 24, Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman (Co-Hosts of the Bad on Paper Podcast) join me to talk New York City books and bookstores and share their experience as Book of the Month judges.

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  • How Grace and Becca first met (and if they initially liked each other).
  • The original premise (and name) of the Bad on Paper Podcast.
  • Their first ever book club pick for the podcast’s book club.
  • Grace and Becca’s reading Venn Diagram.
  • The Bad on Paper Book Club.
  • The book I had a totally different opinion about than Becca and Grace.
  • Grace and Becca’s favorite book club episode ever.
  • The underrated gem Grace and Becca both think everyone should be reading.
  • Speculation on how publishers distribute marketing dollars among their book list.
  • Grace and Becca’s favorite NYC bookstores (McNally Jackson, The Strand).
  • Rumors about how books make it onto the front tables in bookstores.
  • Grace and Becca’s favorite NYC books.
  • Grace’s and Becca’s experiences as a Book of the Month judges (including whether they got paid and how they determined which books they’d be recommending).
  • Sarah’s track record with Pulitzer prize-winning books.

Grace and Becca’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books They Love

Two NEW Books They Love

Two Books They Didn’t Love

Two New Releases They’re Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

The Bad on Paper Podcast

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Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman from the Bad on Paper Podcast

About Grace

The Stripe blog | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Grace Atwood is the founder + voice behind The Stripe. She is also the co-host of podcast, Bad on Paper. Currently based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Grace grew up on Cape Cod, which she credits for her love of the ocean (and probably a nautical stripe or two). The blog began in January of 2010 (originally Stripes & Sequins), born out of a love of fashion, beauty, and making.

Prior to running this site full time, Grace was the director of social media for BaubleBar. Before that, she worked in marketing for Procter & Gamble and Coty. She has spoken about social media and blogging at panels for Internet Week, ShopStyle, General Assembly, and IFB. She’s been featured in GlamourThe CoveteurStyleWatchApartment Therapy and more. In 2019 she was named one of The Daily Front Row‘s 50 names to know right now. Outside of work, Grace’s passions include food, wine, art, yoga, reading, her Persian cat Tyrion and exploring everything New York and Brooklyn have to offer.

About Becca

Instagram | Facebook

Becca is a freelance marketing consultant in NYC. Previously, she was the Head of Marketing at LOLA. When not working, reading, or podcasting, Becca loves plane tickets, red wine, and 30 Rock reruns and has never met a dog in a costume she hasn’t liked.

Next Episode

There is no new episode next week.

In two weeks: All About Book of the Month with Siobhan Jones, Book of the Month‘s Editorial Director (airing July 24.) EXCLUSIVE: SIOBHAN REVEALS AN AUGUST BOOK OF THE MONTH PICK IN THIS EPISODE!

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