"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.”
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- Karen Tumulty national political correspondent, "Time" magazine.
- Gerald Shea AFL-CIO, special assistant to the president for health care
- Elise Gould director, health policy research, Economic Policy Institute
- Jonathan Gruber professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and technical consultant,Department of Health and Human Services
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