Jim Shepard’s latest short story collection, “You Think That’s Bad,” features a diverse array of protagonists and subjects. Shepard explains why he tries to write what he specifically doesn’t know — instead of what he does — on today’s Fresh Air.
TdoubleB note: As you alllll know, I’m tumbling for Mel while she’s off sipping fruity drinks with little umbrellas stuck in them. I have no idea who Jim Shepard is or what this book is about BUT I urge you to listen because if Fresh Air is talking to him, then by janky this fella must be interesting. They talk to all the cool folks.