Backlisted Podcast: Journal of a Disappointed Man

A short while ago I was invited onto the award-winning podcast, Backlisted to discuss with the two presenters, Andy Miller and John Mitchinson, together with fellow guest William Atkins, The Journal of a Disappointed Man, and the episode has now gone live.

If you haven’t come across Backlisted before, it’s a discussion podcast about a book which deserves greater attention – often a book which has been forgotten from an author’s back-catalogue. It’s friendly, and chatty, and funny, and I have come across so many gems.

In fact, I discovered The Journal of a Disappointed Man through Backlisted a few years ago, and then here I am, on the podcast extolling the wonders of this journal.

The podcast will explain more about the book, and hopefully persuade you to find a copy and read it, but it is the journal of Bruce Cummings, starting at age 13, and continuing until his early death from MS. It’s sad, of course, but also incredibly funny and clever, and just very very readable.

So, have a listen, in fact have a listen to some of the other Backlisted episodes, and you might discover some new favourite books.

2 thoughts on “Backlisted Podcast: Journal of a Disappointed Man

  1. Thanks Claire, that’s a great steer. I see Riceyman Steps is one of the subjects – I only read it last year (on the recommendation of my brother-in-law after an Arnold Bennett Omelette, believe it or not!). It’s an excellent book – very atmospheric. Looking forward to hearing about and reading the others on the podcast.

    Daryl.

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