Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All Of It, continues her virtual book club series with author Madeline Miller. This month, we revisit Miller’s 2012 New York Times Bestseller, The Song of Achilles, recipient of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. USA Today calls it “[fast], true and incredibly rewarding…A remarkable achievement,” and Library Journal described it as “[a] masterly vision of the drama, valor, and tragedy of the Trojan War.”
Like author Madeline Miller, our musical guests for this event know what it’s like to have an old release resurrected by TikTok virality. In late 2020, Aly & AJ‘s 2007 hit Potential Breakup Song became one of the app’s most popular tracks, with users posting videos of themselves lip-syncing to he song’s intro. Capitalizing on the song’s new popularity, they’ve just released their first full length album in 14 years, a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet gets you out and then into the sun.