Daphne Merkin is a novelist, critic, contributor to the New York Times, Elle and Tablet Magazine. As Roxanne puts it, Daphne "can write about pocket-books and lipstick and then sound like she has a PhD in Philosophy." The New York native recently opened up to Roxanne about her long-awaited memoir, This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression and offers her advice for supporting loved ones who are struggling with depression.
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Lindsey Lee Johnson's debut novel, "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth" tells the story of a group of students as they maneuver through the social politics of their high school. "Just the Right Book" recently caught up with the former high school teacher to talk all about the book the New York Times called "an alarming, compelling, and coolly funny debut novel." Lindsey also dishes on her NEXT novel and why her friends call her "cheerleader Lindsey." Also in this episode, we hear from renowned media scholar and MIT professor Sherry Turkle on her book "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age."
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Jo Malone is known around the world for her iconic brand of fragrances and now as the founder and Creative Director of her brand-new fragrance brand, Jo Loves. The "English scent maverick" recently opened up to Roxanne in a heart-felt interview about her inspiring success story, her brave battle with breast cancer and her new memoir, My Story. Also in this episode, a brand-new installment of "What's on the Front Table" with Harvard Book Store General Manager, Carole Horne.
Jo Malone: My Story By Jo Malone
The Hundred-Foot Journey By Richard C. Morais
Drunks: An American History By Christopher Finan
Oz: The Complete Hardcover Collection 5 Volume Set By L. Frank Baum
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Darwin By Adrian Desmond
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales By Oliver Sacks
Beloved By Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison
A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) By John Lewis
Kindred By Octavia Butler
Maus: A Survivor's Tale By Art Speigelman
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood By Marjane Satrapi
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story By Douglas Preston
Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White By Michael Tisserand
You've probably heard Rebecca Schinsky hosting the popular podcast "Book Riot- "The Podcast" with Jeff O'Neal or know her from her other popular Book Riot show "All the Books" with Liberty Hardy. As the executive director of product and e-commerce for Riot New Media Group, Rebecca has her finger on the pulse of the literary world and teamed up with Roxanne to give YOU the books to add to your TBR list in 2017. Plus, you'll hear what books the readers in our offices are looking forward to this year.
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Outline by Rachel Cusk
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island by Linda Greenlaw
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami