Death. Sex. Money. Tricky subjects we're taught to avoid in polite conversation. But if they're so unpleasant, why do so many people tune in regularly to hear Anna Sale asking perfect strangers about them? What if, rather than declaring them off-limits, we could all benefit from discussing them more?
In Let's Talk About Hard Things, Sale " the host of cult podcast Death, Sex & Money, which tackles life's hard questions " takes her quest for more honest communication into her own life. She considers her history of facing (and sometimes avoiding) difficult subjects, both personal and cultural; she reflects on race, wealth, inequality, love, grief, death, power " all the things that shape our daily lives, the things we should be talking about, but often struggle to. She tracks down people whose stories best illuminate the transformative power of tough conversations, and offers, with her trademark empathy and insight, different ways of approaching these tricky topics with family, friends, loved ones, and strangers alike.
Part treatise, part how-to, and part memoir, Let's Talk About Hard Things is candid, unflinching, and entertaining in its quest to make everyone more comfortable with the uncomfortable realities of life.
Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, WNYC's interview show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Recently named New York Magazine's number one podcast, the show has also been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Fast Company, and Real Simple. Before developing Death, Sex & Money, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She has contributed to Fresh Air with Terry Gross, This American Life, NPR News, Marketplace, Studio 360, PBS Newshour, and Slate.A West Virginia native, Anna graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history.
Let's Talk About Hard Things: death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations
Author: Anna Sale