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(Brian Rea for the New York Times)
(Brian Rea for the New York Times)

Admit it....you've had some revenge fantasies. We all have. Maybe some are more dramatic than others but I think it's safe to say that most of those fantasies stay squarely rooted-- in our imaginations.

But in this week's episode, Christi Clancy's revenge fantasy comes true--in her spin class. Actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth reads Christi's essay "Revenge of the Friend."

If you are looking for Christi's "Revenge" playlist, click HERE. 

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Kristin Chenoweth (Courtesy)
Kristin Chenoweth (Courtesy)

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voice-over and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non Fiction Best Seller List. In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. In 2014, Chenoweth released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” "The Art of Elegance," the follow-up to "Coming Home," is set for release this month. "The Art of Elegance" is Chenoweth's first album of American Songbook classics. Chenoweth will return to the stage this fall in "My Love Letter to Broadway."  The limited engagement begins November 2 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13. This December, she will star in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle. In 2017, Chenoweth will reunite with executive producer Bryan Fuller in his upcoming Starz series “American Gods,” in the role of Easter.

Christi Clancy (Courtesy)
Christi Clancy (Courtesy)


Christi Clancy is a writer in Madison, Wisconsin. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, in Glimmer Train Stories, Hobart, The Minnesota Review, Pleiades, Midwestern Gothic, Kestrel, the Cream City Review and elsewhere. She reads essays on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Wisconsin Life" program, and she has reviewed books for The Milwaukee Journal. She's finishing up two novels and has completed a short story collection, The Comfort of Foam. She teaches English at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She received a PhD in creative writing in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her areas of specialty include suburban literature and eco-criticism. She is also a certified Mad Dogg and Saris CycleOps spin instructor.

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