On this episode of Sheltering, Nina Renata Aron speaks with Maris Kreizman about her new book, Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls, a memoir of codependency. They talk about the cultural history of love and its entanglement with suffering, particularly for women, and how hard it is to break out of this idea. Aron also talks about bad boys throughout pop culture, being baffled by her own choices, and wanting to write about something that doesn’t have an answer. Please purchase Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls online from your favorite bookstore, or through Bookshop.
From the episode:
Nina Renata Aron: In writing this book I excavated so much of all the bad boy stuff in pop culture, and literature, all the soul songs about it. You know all of this stuff that formed my sensibility was about this kind of desperate love. And it’s hard to get rid of that idea, and I think have—but it’s hard to even know what replaces it.