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Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of "The End of Your Life Book Club" and "Books for Living," invites notable guests to tell stories of the books—and the—that changed them.

Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of "The End of Your Life Book Club" and "Books for Living," invites notable guests to tell stories of the books—and the—that changed them.
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Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of "The End of Your Life Book Club" and "Books for Living," invites notable guests to tell stories of the books—and the—that changed them.

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Kristi Coulter

9/21/2018
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Writer Kristi Coulter on Laurie Colwin's Happy All The Time, sobriety, and which books count as important. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mysteries, Kristi Coulter's Nothing Good Can Come From This, Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Family series, Laurie Colwin's Happy All The Time, and Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. This episode is sponsored by The...

Duration:00:25:35

Amanda Stern

9/7/2018
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Author Amanda Stern on Rainer Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, growing up as a fourth generation New Yorker, and living the questions. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Will Schwalbe's Books for Living, Beverly Cleary's Beezus and Ramona, Rainer Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Amanda Stern's The Long Haul, Frankly, Frannie series, and Little Panic. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. This episode is sponsored...

Duration:00:25:03

The Books That Changed Their Lives

8/24/2018
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This week, we're looking back on the lessons we've learned from all of our guests and the books that have changed their lives. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Middlemarch by George Eliot, New People by Danzy Senna, The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, Infinite Jestby David Foster Wallace, Who Will Run The Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore, There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Slouching Towards...

Duration:00:19:06

Nigel Poor

8/10/2018
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Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor on Raymond Carver's Cathedral, her many collections, and a lifelong habit of eavesdropping. To learn more about the books we mentioned in this episode, check out Mary Norton's The Borrowers, E.B. White's Stuart Little, and Raymond Carver's Cathedral. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. You can listen to the new podcast The Girls on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, and check out Courtney Summers' Sadie.

Duration:00:19:09

Maeve Higgins

7/27/2018
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Comedian Maeve Higgins on Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, being an immigrant, and finding humor even in the most trying of times. To learn more about the books we discussed in this week's episode, check out Jay McInerney's Bright Lights Big City, Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City, Maeve Higgins' Maeve in America, Roald Dahl's Matilda, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the Giant Peach, C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, and...

Duration:00:20:21

Mike Pesca

7/13/2018
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Slate's Mike Pesca on Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox, reporting on the media, and the merits of optimism. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love, Mike Pesca's Upon Further Review, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and...

Duration:00:22:24

Hari Kondabolu

6/29/2018
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk, being a Queens kid, and reading the right book at just the right time. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk and W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (leesa.com/story), The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory), and Harry's Trees.

Duration:00:23:47

Kevin Kwan

6/15/2018
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Author Kevin Kwan on Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem, losing his accent, and discovering he could be funny. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, and A Book of Common Prayer and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. This episode...

Duration:00:22:06

Brittney Cooper

6/1/2018
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Academic Brittney Cooper on Rachel Held Evans' Faith Unraveled, church, and the risk of being wrong. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper, The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and Let The Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (leesa.com/story).

Duration:00:20:21

Louise Penny

5/18/2018
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Novelist Louise Penny on E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, fear, and the importance of always having beauty in your life. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, and Still Life by Louise Penny. This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh (hellofresh.com/anotherstory30).

Duration:00:21:46

Jeff Hobbs

5/4/2018
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Author Jeff Hobbs on Alex Kotlowitz’s There Are No Children Here, the art of nonfiction, and a eulogy that got way out of hand. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory). Please also check out The Front Porch People and Versify wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:22:06

Julie Buntin

4/20/2018
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Author Julie Buntin on Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run The Frog Hospital, her rebellious youth, and the magnitude of girlhood friendships. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out As Meat Love Salt by Maria McCann, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Who Will Run The Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore, and Marlena by Julie Buntin. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory). Please...

Duration:00:21:49

Josh Gondelman

4/6/2018
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Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, his comedy career, and the value of goodness over niceness. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, It by Stephen King, and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory). Please also check out the podcasts Teen...

Duration:00:21:26

Mari Andrew

3/23/2018
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Illustrator Mari Andrew on Maira Kalman’s The Principles of Uncertainty, her new memoir, and the beauty of ordinary things. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, and Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew. This week's episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (hellofresh.com, code: anotherstory30) and The Great Courses Plus...

Duration:00:22:48

Sam Sanders

3/9/2018
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NPR host Sam Sanders on Danzy Senna’s New People, the 2016 election, and how people can surprise us — if we let them. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, New People by Danzy Senna, and Animal Farm by George Orwell. This week's episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and Audible (audible.com/another). And please also take our...

Duration:00:23:00

Min Jin Lee

2/23/2018
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National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee on George Eliot's Middlemarch, imposter syndrome, and her lifelong obsession with wisdom. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, War and Peace and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. This week's episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and The Paris...

Duration:00:25:01

Coming Soon

1/29/2018
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Almost everyone has been leveled, reshaped, or lifted by a powerful book at least once in their lives. In his new show, Will Schwalbe is telling the universal stories of how and why reading changes us.

Duration:00:02:12