Guest Episode: Fiction writer Mary Gaitskill! In this episode Eric talks with novelist and short story writer Mary Gaitskill, author of VERONICA, BAD BEHAVIOR, THE MARE and many other books.

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Eric talks to fiction writer and New Yorker contributor Mary Gaitskill about getting started as a writer; publishing Bad Behavior; Philip Roth and Richard Yates; her perceptions of Eric when he studied with her at the Syracuse University MFA program; redemption in "Secretary" and "Romantic Weekend"; her parents' opinions of her work; writing as a spiritual practice; and so much more.

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