September 5, 2023

EP. 121 — North Star w/ Dan O’Brien

This week, Jessica is joined by enemy of the state and husband, playwright and poet Dan O’Brien to discuss the launch of his three new books, including a memoir of his childhood and a book of prose poems about the year following their treatment for cancer. They talk about what inspired Dan to start writing, how they showed up for each other during that terrible time and dig into his heartbreakingly beautiful poems about coming back to life and finding yourself again. Grab the tissues, Deep Divers.


Attend Dan’s book release in person on Thursday 9/7/2023 at Diesel Book Store in Los Angeles

Or stream online LIVE 6:30pm PT


Donations for Stand Up To Cancer @SU2C encouraged


You can also buy signed copies of Dan O’Brien’s books through the Diesel online store

Survivor’s Notebook from Acre Books 9/15/23

From Scarsdale: A Childhood fromDalkey Archive Press 9/28/23

True Story: A Trilogy (drama)from Dalkey Archive Press 9/28/23

Newtown at Geva Theatre Center 2024

Newtown from CB Editions (London)

Flying on Easter from Poetry London 2024


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