"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.”
Throughout last year, Ted Koppel, anchor of ABC’s "Nightline," kept a diary. He recorded his thoughts on the news events he was covering, from the impeachment trial to the war in Kosovo, as well as his reflections on his career so far, and the future of his chosen profession. He shares his personal view of 1999 in his new book.
- Ted Koppel managing editor, Discovery Channel and senior news analyst, NPR
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