Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Anya and Alan discuss the hilarious, but very dark, best-selling novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. We discuss suicide, loneliness, and depression- so please take care to listen only if you are ready for those themes. Also we ask ourselves- “What would a ferret do in this situation?” and realize the correct way to live.


WARNING We discuss suicide, depression, and extreme loneliness in this episode. If you are struggling with these issues and need help please visit The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.

Tesco is a grocery store in the United Kingdom.

As of the time we made the podcast, there is no forward motion on a film adaptation. Here is an article about the project as last reported.

The Slow Regard for Silent Things features Auri, who is homeless and suffers from a disassociation from reality, from The Kingkiller Chronicles.

What does re framing mean?

Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse by Jennifer Freyd gives some insight into how the mind will block out serious trauma that you might otherwise expect to be impossible to forget.

If you want to skip over the Mummy Spoiler Alert section, then go to 01:01:30 in the podcast.

Lilith Easter is the “widowed” mother of the protagonist Stacy Easter in Lani Diane Rich’s (aka Lucy March) That Touch of Magic and she is terrible mother and human.

What is the Autism Spectrum?

Our next episode is about the film “The Lives of Others” which is one of Anya’s favorite movies.

Our theme song is Background Blues Guitar by Blowball Music.

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Alan Allstrom