"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.”
Guest Host: Susan Page
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- General Barry McCaffrey (U.S. Army-Ret.) infantry division commander in the first Gulf War, and currently adjunct professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point
- Peter Reuter professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the RAND Corporation
- Lee Dogoloff drug treatment clinician in private practice; former member of President George Bush's Drug Advisory Council, and former adviser to President Carter on drug issues
- David Boaz executive vice president of the Cato Institute
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