On this week’s show, we’re setting up Shalita Grant, actress and founder of the company Four Naturals Hair. Grant is a Tony Award-nominated actress whose career on the stage includes runs at The Public Theater and Lincoln Center Theater, where she originated the role of Cassandra in Christopher Durang’s comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Well-known for her recurring characters on NCIS: New Orleans and Santa Clarita Diet, listeners might also recognize Grant from her scene-stealing performances in recent seasons of Search Party and You.
Grant recently read and loved Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild and Brené Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability. She loves fall (shout out to cozy socks!) and could spend an entire autumn luxuriating in Barcelona. Her perfect day includes hiking with her girlfriend and cuddling with her dogs. After living for so long in New York City, she’s a self-admitted snob about pizza.
Which of our co-hosts can tempt an actress and entrepreneur as busy as Shalita to cuddle up with her dogs and dive into a good read? Tune in to find out!
Round 1 Picks
In the Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
The Verifiers by Jane Pek
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Round 2 Picks
The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole
Commonplace Books in Oklahoma City, OK
Antigone Books in Tucson, AZ
Skylight Books in Los Angeles, CA