Introducing Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady
The Very Best of Contemporary Nonfiction: History, Memoir, Politics and Much More
Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady will bring you the stories behind the books, covering history and memoirs, business and tech, current issues and politics, and much more. Each week Roxanne will talk to the very best contemporary nonfiction authors about books that are timeless and charming, provocative, and of the moment: these are the conversations you want to hear about the books you need to read.
Listen to a preview of our first episode—which debuts in full this Thursday—with author Lisa Taddeo where she discusses the process of writing Three Women.
A preview from our first episode:
Lisa Taddeo: When I was speaking to this other writer who does a love column in the UK, her question—which is the one that I was asking—is when is the last time you had sex. That’s the column, which I think is brilliant. She was having this girls’ night with a couple of her friends, and her best friend started to talk about an illicit affair she was about to embark on.
The writer asked if she could tell that story, because she had nothing for the next day, but her friend said no. The writer said that she would change everything. You know that I will, you know what I do. The friend didn’t care; she didn’t want that out in the air. She didn’t want it to find oxygen. That’s what a lot of the people who didn’t want to go through with it felt: the idea that their story would be out in the world was frightening.
Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books.