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Announcing The Nerdette Book Club

Updated Oct. 16

Here’s what’s happening: I want to read Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments with you.

We’ll start with a Handmaid’s Tale refresher episode. (The Testaments is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, and it is totally possible you haven’t read that since it came out in 1985.)

Then, over the next three weeks, we’re gonna discuss the book in three big chunks.

“Who’s we,” you ask? I’m so excited you did! I’ll be reading and chatting with Heather Havrilesky, who writes New York Magazine’s Ask Polly advice column, and Jill Hopkins, host of The Morning AMp on Vocalo.

And I hope to be reading and chatting with YOU, too!


  • Episode 1: Read The Testaments pages 1-133
  • Episode 2: Read The Testaments pages 134-282
  • Episode 3: Read The Testaments pages 283-end! 

Do you remember the first time you read Handmaid’s Tale? Share your thoughts! Record your voice and send an email to Maybe we’ll play it in our first episode!

We’d also love for you to help spread the word, too! Just use #NerdetteBookClub on the internets, and so will we.

Can’t wait to do this fun thing with you!

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