Maria Semple stops by Just the Right Book to chat about her new best-selling comic novel, "Today Will Be Different." The screenwriter-turned-author tells Roxanne why her daughter calls her "mad mommy" and dishes on the rumored A-list actress who might play one of her characters in a movie. Also in this episode, some books Roxanne is loving right now.
THE RED CAR BY MARCY DEMANSKY
CITIZEN VINCE BY JESS WALTER
DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY BY BILL CLEGG
FATES AND FURIES BY LAUREN GROFF
A CHILD’S ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY BY ELIZABETH HAUGE SWORD
Liberty Hardy, one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the popular Book Riot podcast, "All the Books" is teaming up with Roxanne Coady to help you choose the best books for everyone on your holiday list! The vivacious velocireader also gives Roxanne her best tips and tricks of the podcast trade in this must-hear episode.
Bunnicula By Deborah Howe and James Howe
The One-in-a-Million Boy By Monica Wood
Crooked Heart By Lissa Evans
Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders By Julianna Baggott
Do Not Say We Have Nothing By Madeline Thien
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders By Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton and Joshua Foer
Dorie's Cookies By Dorie Greenspan
Phoebe and Her Unicorn By Dana Simpson
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy By Heather Ann Thompson
The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters By Laura Thompson
Jellicoe Road By Melina Marchetta
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil By Melina Marchetta
James Patterson may hold the Guinness world record for the most #1 New York Times best-sellers, but it's his latest passion project that has him buzzing. The New York native came straight to Just the Right Book to tell Roxanne all about the latest books on his children's imprint Jimmy Patterson. Also in this episode, another installment of "What's on the Front Table" with RJ Julia's Head Book Buyer, Andrew Brennan.
Give Please a Chance By Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson
Word of Mouse By James Patterson
Forever Words: The Unknown Poems By Johnny Cash
At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life By Thich Nhat Hahn
The Secret History of Twin Peaks By Mark Frost
Luvvie Ajayi, author of "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual" counts Oprah, Bono and Shonda Rhimes among her biggest fans. The comic phenom opens up to Roxanne about meeting the top media queens in the biz, moving to the US from Nigeria and how she is helping raise women's awareness for HIV/AIDS. Also in this episode, our very first installment of "What's on the Front Table," a segment about that coveted spot right in front of independent bookstores. Lissa Muscatine, former speech writer for Hillary Clinton and current owner of the Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC tells Roxanne what's on their front table.
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual By Luvvie Ajayi
We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hillbilly Elegy By J.D. Vance
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right By Arlie Russell Hochschild
The Fight to Vote By Michael Waldman
Swing Time By Zadie Smith
Luvvie's blog: http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/
Luvvie's foundation: http://www.theredpumpproject.org/
Award-winning author Amy Bloom interviews Roxanne Coady, owner of the famous independent bookstore RJ Julia in Madison, CT for the introductory episode of Just the Right Book. The "Lucky Us" author gets Roxanne to dish on everything from her childhood, to her latest venture hosting a new literary podcast and of course, books...