"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.”
Diane and her guests describe the events that have led up to the current controversy over Karl Rove, political aide to President Bush. They’ll talk about his role in the disclosure of a covert CIA agent’s identity and the resulting legal and political fallout.
- David Keene chairman of the American Conservative Union and managing associate with Carmen Group, a D.C.-based governmental-affairs firm
- John Podesta president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, former chief of staff to President Clinton, and author of "The Power of Progress."
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