"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.”
Over a period of several years, medical student Alexa Albert carried out a public health study of condom usage at the Mustang Ranch, one of Nevada’s legal brothels. In her new book, Dr. Albert tells about the experience and about getting to know the prostitutes that worked there.
The following links provide information about sexually transmitted diseases and were sent to The Diane Rehm Show by listeners after this program aired: American Social Health Association and The Mayo Clinic.
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