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Linda Holmes is an American author, cultural critic, and podcaster. She currently writes for NPR and hosts their podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour (PCHH) with Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon.[1] She also edits the PCHH blog, which was originally called Monkey See.[2] Holmes has moderated live events and conducted live interviews with entertainment professionals such as Shonda Rhimes, Ron Howard, Connie Britton, Trevor Noah, B. J. Novak and Judy Blume.[3] In 2019, Holmes published her first novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over, which earned a starred Kirkus review[4] and was selected by The Today Show as a summer book club pick.[5]

Linda Holmes
Holmes in 2019
Holmes in 2019
OccupationWriter
NationalityUnited States
Alma materOberlin College
Lewis & Clark Law School
Website
thisislindaholmes.com

LifeEdit

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware,[6] Holmes attended Oberlin College from 1989 to 1993. While there, she took a class on constitutional law that inspired her to go to law school.[6] She enrolled at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1997 and practicing law in Minnesota until 2007.[7]

While working for the Minnesota legislature, she began writing about television and film in her free time for sites like Television Without Pity, Vulture.com and MSNBC.[3][6] In 2007, Holmes left her legal job and moved to New York City to dedicate her time to writing criticism.[8] One year later, she was hired to cover pop culture for NPR.[6]

WorksEdit

  • Why you're still single. Plume, 2006. ISBN 9780452287389, OCLC 62858052
  • The best of pop culture happy hour. Highbridge Co, 2015. ISBN 9781622318698, OCLC 907156365
  • Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel Ballantine Books, 2019. OCLC 1104481443; HODDER PAPERBACK, 2020. ISBN 9781473679276, OCLC 1090375416

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Linda Holmes". NPR. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Petersen, Anne Helen (December 10, 2013). "Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With NPR's Linda Holmes". The Hairpin. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "About". Linda Holmes. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER by Linda Holmes". March 4, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Breen, Kerry (July 26, 2019). "12 questions to think about as you read #ReadWithJenna's July book club pick". TODAY.com. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Linda Holmes '97: Pop Culture Happy Hour". law.lclark.edu. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Linda Holmes". LinkedIn. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Flotten, Diana. "Linda Holmes Leaves Law to Concentrate on Watching TV and It Works Out Great". APM Podcasts. Retrieved August 14, 2018.

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