Slayers, Every One of Us: How One Girl in All the World Showed Us How to Hold on

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St. Martin's Press
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5.38 X 8.25 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
KRISTIN RUSSO is a producer, speaker, and podcaster with a focus on LGBTQ issues. She has spoken at hundreds of universities nationwide including Harvard, Stanford, and NYU and has consulted with large-scale companies such as Hyatt, Toyota, and Virgin Galactic on diversity & inclusion. Kristin holds a Masters Degree in Gender Studies and is the author of This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids (Chronicle, 2014) and A Quick & Easy Guide to Coming Out (Oni Press, 2024). She lives in upstate New York with her wife and two cats. JENNY OWEN YOUNGS is a musician, songwriter, and podcaster. Her music has appeared in television shows including Bojack Horseman, Grey's Anatomy, and Weeds, and she has performed on hundreds of stages across the US and Europe. Jenny has also co-written songs recorded by Pitbull, Briston Maroney, Madi Diaz, and other artists, perhaps most notably the Panic! at the Disco multi-platinum hit "High Hopes." She lives in Maine with her wife, son, and Boston Terrier.

Praise for Slayers, Every One of Us and Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo:

"A heartfelt story of how one couple's mutual obsession allowed them to remain in each other's lives, this tender, funny, and totally charming tale of love, divorce, and podcasting is as much an ode to queer community as it is to a certain vampire slayer." --Gabrielle Korn, author of Yours for the Taking and Everybody (Else) Is Perfect

"Recently I found myself enchanted by a book about a podcast I didn't listen to, that recapped a TV show I'd never watched; a testament to how good Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs' memoir Slayers, Every One Of Us is. This once-married duo cut to the quick in their deeply personal memoir recounting the creation of their massively successful podcast, Buffering the Vampire Slayer, which recaps the '90s teen drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The memoir's subplot, Youngs and Russo's meeting, falling in love, subsequent breakup and divorce, while they taped seven seasons of their wildly popular podcast, was like a dagger to the heart. A spellbinding read." --Tegan Quin, award-winning musician and New York Times bestselling author

"[This] savvy, creative show, hosted by Jenny Owen Youngs, a musician, and Kristin Russo, an L.G.B.T.Q. activist, is special...Both Owen Youngs and Russo are queer women, and they approach "Buffering the Vampire Slayer" with an eye for marginalized viewpoints and systemic injustice. That often makes for frank discussions about the aspects of the series that haven't aged well -- particularly given recent accusations of misogyny against its creator, Joss Whedon -- but that never takes away from the hosts' clear love for "Buffy" as a flawed but powerful feminist text." --The New York Times