When going through life constantly searching for an identity, many of us tend to allow other voices inside our head. Some invite them in. What if it wasn’t just other people’s voices, but the great works of Western literature? In this studious episode of the Popzara Podcast our own bookish Evelyn Wong talks with best-selling author, podcaster, and food enthusiast Mark Scarbrough about his first memoir, Bookmarked: How the Great Works of Western Literature F*cked Me Up.
Being adopted left Mark with a yearning to find someone who resembled him and fill the emptiness he felt inside. Instead, he let the great works of Western literature take him on a roller coaster ride, leaving his life in tatters and his future unsure. Mark and Ev go deep into topics about acceptance, letting other people influence your identity, and trying to find a timeline that feels like home.