Melissa Febos joins Medaya and Kate to discuss Abandon Me, her new beautifully lyrical eight-chapter essay. In one of the most intimate dialogues to date on the LARB Radio Hour, Melissa talks not only about the life changing love affair, and her search for her birth father, that are the core of the book’s narrative; but also draws us into how the world looks through the eyes of one of America’s leading literary stylists. Also on this week’s podcast, Naima Keith of the California African American Museum returns to recommend Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.