"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.”
One year before last November’s presidential election, the Bush-Cheney and Kerry-Edwards campaign granted Newsweek reporters unprecedented access to their campaigns in exchange for promises not to reveal any information until after the election. A look behind the scenes of the 2004 election.
- Evan Thomas assistant managing editor at Newsweek, is the author of "Back from the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution," "Robert Kennedy: His Life," and "John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy."
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