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Hannah Pittard, WE ARE TOO MANY: A Memoir [Kind Of]

Season 19, Ep. 22

Zibby interviews author Hannah Pittard, delving into her deeply personal journey as a writer. Hannah candidly discusses her struggle with credit card debt during grad school, a theme she later incorporated into her second novel, REUNION, as a form of confession and self-accountability. She also opens up about a painful personal betrayal involving her ex and close friend, explored in her sensational, genre-busting new memoir WE ARE TOO MANY. This betrayal led her to therapy, where she sought to understand her desires and relationship dynamics. The interview highlights Hannah's journey from overcoming financial and emotional challenges to finding her unique voice in the literary world.


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