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MEOW Podcast Ep. 4: Jennette McCurdy, TikTok, and the Will to Parricide


In this episode, your cat will be given an overview of Jennette McCurdy's hit memoir, I'm Glad My Mom Died. We then explore the psychological implications of this stark account of abuse and recrimination's runaway success among the "booktok" and "bookstagram" set. The book's opening image - a Munchean tableaux of dying mother and ambivalent, psychically immured daughter - is discussed at length. The weight of a generation's collective gaze upon Mother's perishing flesh, and the Freudian / algorithmic double-binds which see its members vacillating between dire self-abnegation and memetic grandiosity can only be expressed by meowing thousands of times, without refrain, for over thirty minutes.


This podcast is sustained by sales of our debut book, Meow: A Novel (For Cats).


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