"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Neil de Grasse Tyson tells his own story of how a city kid became one of the nation’s few African-American astrophysicists. Today, he is director of the newly-renovated Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He’ll discuss his own career and the latest findings on the physics of the universe.
- Neil de Grasse Tyson author, astrophysicist, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City
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