Casey Wilson and Jessica St. Clair Unleash THE ART OF SMALL TALK in Hilarious New Pushkin Audiobook

Prepare to be schooled in the art of conversation by dynamic duo Casey Wilson and Jessica St. Clair. Dismissing the notion that small talk is a painful social obligation, these self-proclaimed small talk maestros share their gift of gab in this laugh-out-loud and incredibly practical audiobook. With their help you might find yourself excitedly asking your barista about the weather…and maybe you’ll get a free coffee. Who knows! 

In The Art of Small Talk (May 7, 2024) podcast veterans, comediennes, and self-appointed small talk experts Casey Wilson and Jessica St. Clair share seven simple rules for how to engage in small talk to achieve the connectedness we all crave. Backed up by scientific research (conducted by actual experts), Casey and Jessica guide listeners in how to move past the perceived misery of small talk and start making magic out of the mundane, all without reading a single page. 

The eight-hour audiobook will feature smart humor, genuine advice, and conversations with famous friends like Amy Poehler, Colin Quinn, Tony Hale, Malcolm Gladwell, June Diane Raphael, and a range of experts including mental health professionals. Chapters are filled with compelling insights on the significance of small talk, interspersed with snippets of real small talk trainees in action. 

“Above all else our ‘how-to’ audiobook is funny. We’re inviting everyone to join us for the humor, but what they’ll discover is scientific research, poignant stories, and universal lessons on how small talk can change lives. Come for the laughs, stay for the unexpected wisdom,” explain Casey and Jessica. 

Through banter and personal anecdotes the audiobook reveals the importance of small talk, including Jessica’s story of how a love for small talk became a saving grace during a challenging medical diagnosis. Here, Casey and Jessica, the undisputed patron saints of small talk, unravel the mysteries behind this seemingly simple act and explore its profound impact on our human experience.

With a perfect mix of comedic chemistry and guidance, The Art of Small Talk stands out in Pushkin Industries’ lineup of groundbreaking audiobooks. Joining the ranks of form-defying works like So Many Steves by Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik, and Miracle and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell, this gem is poised to become a cultural touchstone.