7: Mimi Pond


In this episode, I talk to cartoonist and illustrator Mimi Pond about the era of humor books, vintage restaurant ware and characters you shouldn’t root for but you find yourself rooting for anyway.

Mimi is the author of the fictionalized memoir Over Easy, New York Times best-selling graphic novel about diners, drugs, and California in the 1970s.


Photos: Pages from Over Easy, Courtesy Mimi Pond.

Show Opening Mix: Brand New – Salt-n-Pepa, Brand New – Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Brand New Key – Melanie, Brand New – Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)
Valley Girl – Frank Zappa
Senior Service – Elvis Costello
Show Closing Mix: Brand New Funk – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Brand New You – Tricky, Brand New Me – Dusty Springfield, Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes

Reading List
Over Easy, by Mimi Pond
The Valley Girls’ Guide To Life, by Mimi Pond
Secrets of the Powder Room, by Mimi Pond
Shoes Never Lie, by Mimi Pond
The Official Preppy Handbook, by Lisa Birnbach
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, by John Waters
The Custom Of The Country, by Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton: A Biography, by R. W. B. Lewis
One Lifetime Is Not Enough, by Zsa Zsa Gabor and Wendy Leigh

Watch List
Beauty Is Embarrassing
The Third Man

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