What Are You Reading?

by John Shankman

Over the next few weeks for a sponsored/advertising project on behalf of Byliner, Mike Dang and John Shankman will be selecting stories from the Byliner platform and chatting about them.


John: heyyy mna
how’s it going?

Mike: Hello, John!

John: helllo mikkeee
are you bussy?
do you want to chat about sweet byliner stories that we read over the weekend?

Mike: Yes, totally

John: thats why i love you
you are the man
I read one story about how this guy basically lived his life for a day in the exact opposite way Michael Pollan’s new book recommended
i would like to ask u
what did you read?

Mike: I read this really great Byliner Original called “A Killing in Iowa” about a writer who looks into her father, who basically did a murder-suicide in the early ‘90s.

John: wowzers
not sure what to say after that

Mike: Haha

John: is she okay? what did she find?

Mike: It’s beautifully written.
Mike: Rachel Corbett is the writer. She did a lot of investigative digging. Looking at newspaper archives about the story, for example, and calling up the police department for details on the case.

John: excellent reporting combined with a gripping story. i can get behind that
i was about to ask what happened at the end, but I suppose, that would ruin the story. suffice to say, is Rachel okay at the end? does she find out why her dad did it?

Mike: Yes and she gets a better sense of why it all happened.
Mike: Have you ever had a memory or a story you held with you for most of your life, and then discovered that the story is not what you thought it was?

John: Yes, but my instance is infinitely inconsequential compared to that.

To sign up for Byliner and read Rachel Corbett’s excellent story among others on the Byliner platform, please click here. We’ll be back with more stories asap!!