By Katie Liesener

Katie Liesener is a Chicago-based writer and storyteller. Her work has previously appeared in The Boston Globe and the Best Food Writing 2009 anthology.

  1. Imagine you want to hash out the singular genius of Breaking Bad with a fellow fan. You mention the show to a friend or co-worker; they stare blankly back. The next person also shrugs. No one has even heard of Breaking Bad. Now you are sweating a bit and re-thinking reality. How could so many people not know this cultural gem? Yes, thank you. Now you know what it is to be a Maria Bamford…

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