Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this our 207th episode, our guest is Jonathan Malesic.
Jonathan Malesic is a writer and a former tenured college professor, sushi chef and parking lot attendant. His essays have been recognized as notable in Best American Essays (2019, 2020) and Best American Food Writing (2020) and have received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology (2019). His work has appeared in The New Republic, New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, America, Commonweal, Notre Dame Magazine, The Hedgehog Review, Chronicle of Higher Education and elsewhere. He has been the recipient of major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisville Institute. His first book, “Secret Faith in the Public Square,” won a ForeWord INDIES gold medal for the religion category (2009). His next book, “The End of Burnout,” will be published by University of California Press on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and teaches writing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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