May 9, 2018
Emily Belden, author of "Hot Mess," jumps in the Madza 3 for a
new episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile).
We got tacos from El Potosi (Spanish for "The Potosi") this
week. Spoiler warning: Not so much. We also talked about:
- El Potosi had some confusing items in the cooler, including
not-for-sale Coronas and a sheet cake.
- Emily's new book, "Hot Mess": About a Chicago woman who
suddenly finds herself entangled with an up-and-coming, bad boy,
chef... who maybe has a drug issue.
- Chicago's restaurant scene, specifically in the Randolph Street
area, which plays a part in "Hot Mess."
- The locale of El Potosi couldn't be further removed from the
settings of "Hot Mess."
- Emily does the "basic white girl thing" when ordering
- The Facebook Live video of this week's recording had a variety
of fascinating viewers, including punk legends Jeff Pezzati (Naked
Raygun) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie/Three-time podcast
guest), radio god Kevin Matthews and culinary kingpin Ben Randall
(In the Weeds with Ben Randall).
- RC is the cousin of Diet Rite, and Diet Rite is one step above
- Emily's start as a blogger. No one blogs anymore.
- Emily's tenacity and perseverance, which led to her becoming a
published author with "Eightysixed."
- How does Emily know when a book is "done?"
- How much of Emily is reflected in the book?
- Writing about addiction: "That's not something you just
- What's an amuse-bouche?
- Emily's literary "voice."
- "Hot Mess" was not the first name for the book.
- "Has Hollywood been sniffing around?" "... I think it's going
to be a TV series."
- Emily's upcoming book, "Husband Material." It's not about