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Sh*tty First Drafts with Anne Lamott

Welcome to the Terrible Reading Club, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement. Today, we’re chatting with Anne Lamott about her latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn, which explores how we see ourselves in the context of seriously dark moments. You can buy Anne’s book from our Bookshop.org storefront or wherever you get books.
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"An Ordinary Age" With Rainesford Stauffer - TTFA PREMIUM

Our weekly TTFA episodes are and always will be free to all listeners. For folks who want *even more* Terrible in their lives, we created TTFA Premium. A $7.99 / month subscription gets you access to bonus content, exclusive interviews and more!  Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. Sign up at TTFA.org/Premium.  Can’t swing the membership fee? No worries! You’ll always be able to listen to our regular episodes at no cost to you.
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Mailbag #2 - TTFA PREMIUM

Our weekly TTFA episodes are and always will be free to all listeners. For folks who want *even more* Terrible in their lives, we created TTFA Premium. A $7.99 / month subscription gets you access to bonus content, exclusive interviews and more!  Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. Sign up at TTFA.org/Premium.  Can’t swing the membership fee? No worries! You’ll always be able to listen to our regular episodes at no cost to you.
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From The Edge

If you know what it feels like to be on the brink of an emotional meltdown, you’re not alone. Many of us feel like we’re at the end of a rapidly fraying rope … like we’re falling behind in life and it’s solely our fault … like the reason for our problems is our inability to make lemonade out of climate change and racial injustice and a global pandemic. Nora recently asked folks to share what it’s like to be standing at the edge of an existential crisis, and you responded with your stories.
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Mailbag #1 - TTFA PREMIUM

Our weekly TTFA episodes are and always will be free to all listeners. For folks who want *even more* Terrible in their lives, we created TTFA Premium. A $7.99 / month subscription gets you access to bonus content, exclusive interviews and more!  Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. Sign up at TTFA.org/Premium.  Can’t swing the membership fee? No worries! You’ll always be able to listen to our regular episodes at no cost to you.
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Name It

Ryan’s life often feels like a Venn diagram. Ryan the person loves listening to metal and The Grateful Dead. Ryan the person is a sneakerhead who reads Punisher comic books at night. Ryan the person is also queer — bisexual — and a recovered alcoholic.  Brother Ryan, on the other hand, is a man who has taken strict religious vows. Brother Ryan is a man who believes in the beauty of communal living. Brother Ryan spends his life dedicated to service through education. These two versions of Ryan must find a way to exist together, or he could lose everything.