"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.”
A growing number of Americans are defaulting on their debts, and cultural observers say bankruptcy is losing the stigma it once had. Some members of Congress are pushing for a major reform. A panel debates the pros and cons of the proposed Bankruptcy Reform Act.
- Elizabeth Warren chair of the Government Oversight Panel and professor of law, Harvard Law School
- Sam Gerdano American Bankruptcy Institute
- Todd Zywicki Professor of law and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar at the George Mason University
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