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Chatter on Books

Jan 14, 2020

Looking up words. Michael goes all Tom Jones on college books that mattered. New year’s reading resolutions — more fiction for Torie, non-fiction for Michael and classics for David (but no Moby Dick!).  Susan Page’s incomparable reporting and unparalleled access to Barbara Bush’s diaries make The Matriarch a...

Dec 17, 2019

“Snakes in the house.”
Michael debriefs the President’s Cup briefly. Jeanne does Kerouac’s accidental review. The gang debates the decade’s best and worst of the decade. Erica Wright talks Tennessee, poetry and and her engrossing book Famous in Cedarville

Dec 10, 2019

Stras leads; Michael smiles. Luke of Monumental talks all things literary at MSE — Elena writes, Natasha, Bradley and Sheldon read w/ kids. And we love Ted’s book, of course! The gang recalls sports books they loved.  Media MVP Ben Raby covers the highs and lows and musts of true CAPs fans.

Dec 4, 2019

Michael debriefs Thanksgiving (a success).  Jeanne has a list —- where are the women?  Two time Pulitzer winner Gene finds the exceptional among the normal in One Day. 

Nov 26, 2019

“About that turkey smell...”
Turkey Palooza! Lots of advice for Michael’s Tgiving.  Politics doctor Jeanne Safer offers up sage advice for loved ones with political divides. Don’t mix politics and alcohol and keep your voice down!  DC’s best, Nevin Martell, talks Founding Farmers/Red Truck cookbooks, the...