Helen Zaltzman

Book Shambles

A triple podcast crossover this week as Vitriola’s Michael Legge subs in for Josie Long and our guest is The Allusionist’s Helen Zaltzman in the studio with Robin. They chat about favourite showbiz memoirs and diaries, Scientology books and the time Iggy Pop stage dived at an eleven year old and landed on his face.

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Reading List

Helen recommends:

The Viz comics

This Really Isn’t About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein

Fool on the Hill by Max Wall

Send Yourself Roses by Kathleen Turner

A Memoir by Cyndi Lauper

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

All That Glitters by Pearl Lowe

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Stiff by Mary Roach

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Robin recommends:

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

The work of Philip K Dick

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

The work of Dick Francis

The Derek Jarman diaries

The Kenneth William Diaries by Kenneth Williams

The 007 Diaries: Filming Live and Let Die by Roger Moore

The Orton Diaries by Joe Orton

Must the Show Go On by Les Dennis

Michael recommends:

Roger Moore’s many autobiographies

The Python Years by Michael Palin

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges by Jeff Gold and Iggy Pop

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