This Readers Review rebroadcast takes up one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. “Where the Wild Things Are” is the story of a naughty boy named Max who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests discuss why this classic has been banned from libraries while also inspiring books for adults, operas and a new movie.


  • Judith Rapoport a child psychologist and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine and author of "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing."
  • Gregory Maguire author of the new book, "Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation," as well as "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister," "Lost," and the Wicked Years, a series that became the basis for the Tony-award-winning musical "Wicked."
  • Leonard Marcus children's book historian, author, critic. His latest book, "Funny Business" will be published in October.

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Ben Bernanke: “The Courage to Act”

Tuesday, Oct 06 2015Ben Bernanke was chair of the Federal Reserve during what became the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. An inside look at the meltdown from the former Fed chair and his defense of bailing out Wall Street.