Rumaan Alam

Rumaan Alam is the author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere.

Guest Appearances

November 19, 2020

We’re gutted to tell you that Matt’s beloved dog Faye passed this week. Matt reflects on Faye’s perfect contributions to the show over the years and shares how much he appreciates everyone’s condolences. To help alleviate the grief, the brilliant Rumaan Alan is here (in a previously recorded session) to discuss remote learning with his kids, navigating working from home, Boston Adventure by Jean Stafford, Lot by Bryan Washington, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories [] by Carmen Maria Machado [], the Freedom app and other ways to stay off your phone, imposters running rampant, ballet Instagram, Rumaan’s novel Leave The World Behind and the Netflix adaptation in the works, meeting his husband on a blind date, their adoption process and the community that surrounded them, how he’s navigating the news right now, and what will childhood look like for kids who have never known the closet.