Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: Book club guide and discussion.

Were You As Surprised by We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves as We Were?

Were You As Surprised by We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves as We Were?

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Dec. 5 2014 10:00 AM

The Audio Book Club Realizes We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Karen Joy Fowler’s novel about an all-too-human family.

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This month, Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, Slate writer Hanna Rosin, and Political Gabfest co-host Emily Bazelon talk about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler’s novel about an all-too-human family and the not-exactly-human sister they leave behind.

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Next month’s Audio Book Club selection is Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, the first in Ferrante’s quartet of novels about a pair of female friends in Naples. Pick up the book and join the Audio Book Club on Jan. 9 for our discussion.

Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed.

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Podcast produced by Abdul Rufus. The managing producer of Slate Radio is Joel Meyer, and the executive producer is Andy Bowers.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s culture department. He is writing a book called How to Be a Family and co-writing, with Isaac Butler, an oral history of Angels in America.

Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.