Have you ever been at a bus stop, on a train, or in a waiting room, and casually craned your neck trying to peek the title of a stranger's book? Going a step further - have you ever straight-up ASKED a stranger about the book they're reading? For most of us, that sounds intimidating. For today's guest, Uli Beutter Cohen, it sounded like a fascinating years-long project. Uli is the creator behind Subway Book Review on Instagram, a project dedicated to sharing book reviews from strangers on the train, accompanied by gorgeous black and white photos.
In today's episode, we get to learn more about who Uli is as a reader and creator. I think you'll find her as fascinating as I did!
Books mentioned in this episode:
• Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
• Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
• author Ariel Levy
• author David Sedaris
• The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
• Upstairs at the Strand, by Jessica Strand and Andrea Aguilar
• There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, by
• Men Without Women, by Haruki Marukami
• The Art of Communicating, by Thich Nhat Hanh
• How To Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh
• Subway, by Bruce Davidson
• Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
• The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, by Olivia Lang
• Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
• Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
• Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins
• In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs, by Grace Bonney
• author Anthony Mara
• author Isabel Allende
• You Know When the Men Are Gone, by Siobhan Fallon
• The Confusion of Languages, by Siobhan Fallon
• A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggars
• High Dive, by Jonathan Lee
• Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
• Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
• We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
• Eye Level Magazine
• The Moth podcast
• Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram
• Brokedown Palace movie
• Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TEDTalk: "The Danger of a Single Story"
• "Talking About Books I Don't Like" on Modern Mrs. Darcy
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What do YOU think Uli should read next? Let us know in the comments!