Gal Beckerman discusses several new books about the state of Judaism in this country, and Kiese Laymon talks about his new memoir, “Heavy.”
Big New Biographies of Two Big American Lives
David W. Blight talks about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and Bob Spitz talks about “Reagan: An American Journey.”
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on “Friday Black”
“Black people being murdered is unfortunately a constant in this country. Murdered with impunity. It’s something that’s constantly on my mind,” Adjei-Brenyah says. “So some of these stories respond to that very specifically.” Plus, Joseph Ellis discusses his new book, “American Dialogue.”
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on 'Small Fry'
In a special episode of the Book Review's podcast, taped in front of a live audience, Brennan-Jobs talks about her memoir, and Gary Shteyngart discusses "Lake Success."
Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire
Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” and Reid Hoffman talks about “Blitzscaling.”