"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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- Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times" and author of the mystery novel 'Hazard.'
- Dr. Peter Bach attending physician and director of the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a former adviser to Medicare.
- Dr. Carolyn Hendricks a medical oncologist affiliated with Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
- William Hubbard former associate commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration; spokesperson for the Alliance for a Stronger FDA
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