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MT 44: I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying

Rod is joined by writer, ex-poet, mental health advocate and friend Bassey Ikpi to discuss her debut book “I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying” a collection of essays that combine into a beautiful memoir. We discuss her writing process, how mental health affects her life and how she’s navigating the feedback from the book thus far. The book is out 8/20 but you can pre-order it right now!

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  1. Tiggettcr

    I knew I was going to purchase the book but it couldn’t wait after The Read interview. It came at 9pm and here I am at 10:07am wishing I had enough restraint to savory it but no. I could re-read chapter 5 Yaka a million times like… Thank you Bassey


  2. SymSymma

    Hey Rod and Bassey! Oh, I have missed typing that… Anyway, I pre-ordered the book months ago and this episode made me even more excited to read it. But, now I am thinking that I might want the audiobook too just to hear Bassey tell her own stories.

    I’m not sure if it was easier or more challenging to interview a friend, but this was another one of my faves Rod. You probably already know this, but you are really good at this and I feel engaged and interested in every episode.

  3. Anzidavis

    I cant wait to get my book on Audible, now that I know Bassey is reading it. Great interview as usual.

  4. Trey_swindu744

    Thank you Bassey for sharing your story and mental health journey ! It is so great to hear POC talk about mental health issues and not immediately say go to church to solve your problems – therapy ,medication ,meditation,exercise or whatever can you help as well . But thank you so much I can’t wait to read the book Bassey!


  5. Phil G

    I have missed you two talking.

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