Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady



Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite au...Show More

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Introducing Roxanne Coady

18:52 | Dec 5th, 2016

Award-winning author Amy Bloom interviews Roxanne Coady, owner of the famous independent bookstore RJ Julia in Madison, CT for the introductory episode of Just the Right Book. The "Lucky Us" author gets Roxanne to dish on everything from her childhoo...Show More

5 Inspiring Book Picks From Roxanne!

03:35 | Jan 4th

From poems, toasts, and inspiring quotes that feed your heart and mind to brief body-bending exercises, these inspiring books will help you kick 2019 off right! Plus, they make perfect hostess gifts!

The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2018!

21:29 | Jan 3rd

2018 produced some spectacular literary page turners and if you are looking to catch up before you dive into your 2019 New Year's reading resolutions, we've got you covered! Pamela Paul, who is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and over...Show More

Dorie Greenspan's Perfect New Year's Eve Menu!

43:43 | Dec 26th, 2018

Say goodbye to 2018 in style with a marvelous meal curated exclusively for Just the Right Book listeners by culinary guru Dorie Greenspan! The James Beard Award winner recently stopped by RJ Julia to talk about her thirteenth book Everyday Dorie: ...Show More

How to Make the Perfect Cheese Plate!

05:33 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Hosting holiday house guests and need some tips on what to serve?  Culinary guru Dorie Greenspan recently sat down with Roxanne at RJ Julia to chat about her new book Everyday Dorie and give us the scoop on making a holiday-worthy cheese platter! ...Show More

13 Books for Your Holiday Shopping List!

36:54 | Dec 20th, 2018

Here at Just the Right Book Podcast we believe that books are the perfect gift for any occasion! So, we enlisted the help of two of our esteemed experts. This year’s gift guide should help you find the perfect book for everyone on your holiday shoppi...Show More

Roxanne Reacts to Your Fan Mail: Part 4!

03:25 | Dec 15th, 2018

We love hearing your comments and book recommendations! Please keep them coming by reaching out to us at info@justtherightbookpodcast.com or on our Twitter and Facebook pages!

What The Founding Fathers Would Say About America Today

51:21 | Dec 12th, 2018

Says Roxanne, “Professor Ellis has earned a Pulitzer, a national book award, and has brilliantly navigated the tricky balance of producing books of scholarly standards with widespread, enthusiastic, appreciative readership. He now brings these consid...Show More

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

59:08 | Dec 5th, 2018

What to read next? What to read at all? This is the dilemma of all readers, whether they are reading one or 200 books a year. James Mutich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List includes many of the classics you might expect like ...Show More

6 Audiobooks From AudioFile Magazine!

14:25 | Nov 30th, 2018

In our crazy-busy world, finding time to read is not always easy. Thankfully, audiobooks offer a handy way to dive into your favorite bestseller while you commute, exercise or even cook! Robin Whitten, the founder and editor of AudioFile Magazine ...Show More

The Origins of "Outlander" with Author Diana Gabaldon

46:07 | Nov 28th, 2018

Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon recently joined Roxanne to talk about her wildly popular Outlander book series which holds the #2 spot on the list of America’s best-loved works of fiction by PBS’ Great American Read.  The eight-book series has sold...Show More

"Outlander" Author on Hit STARZ Series

05:05 | Nov 25th, 2018

Outlander is a STARZ original series based on the wildly popular collection of books by Diana Gabaldon. While the hit television adaptation is just four episodes into its fourth season, Gabaldon is just about wrapped on her ninth novel! The New Yo...Show More

Inside "The Witch Elm" with Tana French

46:55 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Tana French's latest novel, The Witch Elm is her first departure from her bestselling Dublin Murder Squad series, of which there are six. The former theatrical actress who has been called “incandescent” by Stephen King and “absolutely mesmerizing”...Show More

Tana French Reacts to Stephen King's New York Times Review

04:08 | Nov 16th, 2018

"The Witch Elm" by best-selling author and theatrical actress Tana French has been called "extraordinary" by the "King of Horror" Stephen King. Tana spoke to Roxanne about her latest novel and gushed about King's recent and rare book review for Th...Show More

Steve Jobs' Daughter Finds Her Own Voice in Revealing New Memoir

51:44 | Nov 15th, 2018

If you haven't read Lisa Brennan-Job’s memoir “Small Fry” yet, you will likely hear about it because Lisa's father was Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.  But this is not a biography of Steve Jobs. Rather, it is a portrait of growing up in California...Show More

Roxanne Reacts to Your Fan Mail: Part 3!

03:26 | Nov 9th, 2018

From classic 19th Century love stories to modern day memoirs, Roxanne reads your fan mail and shares your favorite stories!

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

1:16:51 | Nov 8th, 2018

2018 marks 200 years since the birth of Frederick Douglass, and we now have the first major biography of Douglass in a quarter century.  Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by prize-winning historian and Yale Professor David Blight is based on ...Show More

8 Books to Read For Election Day!

18:51 | Nov 3rd, 2018

On a special election edition of JTRB Bookmarks, we welcomed back Lissa Muscatine, owner of the renowned Politics & Prose in Washington, DC to give us the scoop on what books we should be paying attention to the weekend before the election.  Don't...Show More

46 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!

1:11:08 | Nov 1st, 2018

If you’re trying to fill your holiday wish list with amazing titles, look no further! Roxanne recently hosted a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhouses Michael Kindness, Jennifer Black and author, Matthew Dicks. The event, whic...Show More

5 Creepy Books to Read This Halloween!

07:43 | Oct 26th, 2018

Whether you crave a hair-raising whodunit, a frightening family-friendly novel, or the book that inspired Netflix's hottest spine-chilling series, we've got you covered! We enlisted the help of David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter for EW to ge...Show More

17 Fall Book Picks From Entertainment Weekly!

35:44 | Oct 26th, 2018

Entertainment Weekly is your one stop shop for all the latest news about TV shows, movies, music, theater, and of course books!  We were honored to welcome back David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter for Entertainment Weekly to give us the scoop...Show More

What to Read Before Heading to Movie Theaters This Fall!

05:46 | Oct 19th, 2018

Autumn days beg for pumpkin, apple cider and of course books!  There are an increasing number of book-to-film adaptations. Roxanne recommends reading these books before you hit the cinema this Fall!

Re-release: How Propaganda Works

34:59 | Oct 17th, 2018

Jason Stanley stopped by the Just the Right Book studios last year to discuss his book How Propaganda Works and how language influences the way we think and reason about public issues.  In his new book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and The...Show More

Your 2018 National Book Award Finalists!

05:17 | Oct 13th, 2018

The 2018 National Book Awards Winners will be announced on November 14th. Roxanne highlights some of her favorite titles from the longlist which feature five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Litera...Show More

"Paper Chase" Author's Latest Novel Explores a Fractured Love Story

31:17 | Oct 11th, 2018

In John Jay Osborne Jr.'s new novel, "Listen to the Marriage" we are introduced to a couple who seemed to be destined for divorce. Told through the therapist's eyes, we see the couple both confront and skirt issues that have torn them apart.  The ...Show More

4 Books to Help You Survive the Bad News Overload

07:29 | Oct 5th, 2018

Suffering from bad news overload? Well, we have a couple of remedies. One is dancing...and the other is books, of course! Roxanne shares four books that are distracting, witty, and engaging!

Past #MeToo: Constraints & Imbalances That Shape Women's Lives

46:58 | Oct 4th, 2018

Bestselling National Book Award finalist Kate Walbert stopped by the Just the Right Book studios for an in depth interview on her latest book which Roxanne calls "gorgeous, restrained, and powerful." The 149 page novel is a timely story about a 15...Show More

Celebrating Banned Books Week!

02:49 | Sep 28th, 2018

This week is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Across the country there are discussions about schools, libraries, and communities banning books for their incendiary content. They shockingly include books like The Col...Show More

How Doing Nothing Can Make You More Productive

25:09 | Sep 26th, 2018

Alan Lightman is a physicist, novelist, and essayist who believes we are losing ourselves in the digital network and builds a case that the overload of Information and distraction from technology is making us less productive. The MIT professor joi...Show More

Roxanne Reacts To Your Fan Mail: Part 2!

04:36 | Sep 21st, 2018

From the Tri-state area to the Golden State, Roxanne responds to listener emails from coast to coast!

Anne Bogel Would "Rather Be Reading"; Lithub.com's Book Picks & More

1:08:46 | Sep 20th, 2018

We were delighted to welcome Dan Sheehan, the Bookmark's editor at Literary Hub to discuss what books are hot right now, and his debut novel, Restless Souls.  Also in this episode, we welcome back the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy ...Show More

4 Book Club-Worthy Reads!!

05:07 | Sep 13th, 2018

BookTrib.com’s new deal with the Girly Book Club sends four books from select publishers to 50 U.S. book clubs every month. BookTrib’s Jim Alkon describes the four titles in the program’s inaugural package.

25 Must-Reads From 4 of Our Favorite Experts!

38:25 | Sep 13th, 2018

Looking for more books to add to your TBR pile?! Here at JTRB Podcast, we are pleased to have such amazing & knowledgeable friends on our show to share what they are reading and loving! During this special episode, we revisit some of our favorite boo...Show More

Re-release: Charles Duhigg on Being “Smarter, Faster & Better”

43:21 | Sep 7th, 2018

Want to get more done without sacrificing what you care about most? Last spring Charles Duhigg  joined us to talk about his latest book, “Smarter Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity.” “People often get tied up in being busy,...Show More

17 Book Picks From 7 Independent Bookstores!

34:49 | Sep 6th, 2018

JTRB Podcast takes you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite indie bookstores from past episodes! Looking for a new book recommendation? We have 17 suggestions for you to choose from!

Senator John McCain in His Own Words: A Tribute

23:31 | Aug 31st, 2018

Senator John McCain recorded the last chapter of his book, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations earlier this year and all of us at Just the Right Book thought the finest tribute would be to honor the true A...Show More

Sarah Jessica Parker Talks New Imprint, SATC’s Impact on Women & More

38:57 | Aug 29th, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker who is best known for her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw is also a producer, designer, and now a publisher, recently launching her own imprint, SJP for Hogarth. In a rare and revealing interview, the Sex and the City star opens u...Show More

Mark Salter on McCain's Legacy, Presidential Run & His Vision for America

1:08:39 | Aug 23rd, 2018

In part two of Roxanne’s powerful sit-down with Mark Salter, the two dive further into "The Restless Wave", the latest collaboration between Senator John McCain and his longtime aide, speechwriter and friend, Mark. Salter shares his first-hand sto...Show More

John McCain's Co-Author, Mark Salter on a Great American Patriot

31:47 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including Faith of My Fathers and their latest, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. Salter recently joined Roxanne for an intimate conver...Show More

5 Hot New Summer Debuts to Have on Your Radar!

05:49 | Aug 17th, 2018

With the dog days of summer finally winding down, there's a handful of new and exciting literary voices you won't want to miss! We are delighted to welcome David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter at Entertainment Weekly to share some of his favor...Show More

Re-release: 15 Must-Reads From "Books on the Nightstand"

33:33 | Aug 15th, 2018

Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from “Books on the Nightstand” joined Roxanne in the “Just the Right Book” studios to chat about books they are reading. They also give more than a dozen recommendations for your TBR list! ...Show More

5 Books That Make You Want to Book A Trip ASAP!

05:46 | Aug 9th, 2018

Whether you are planning an end of summer getaway, or need ideas on where to go, Buzzfeed's Newsletter Editor, Ciera Velarde has five books to inspire your next vacay!

17 Books That Changed Their Lives

25:53 | Aug 8th, 2018

“What is the book that changed your life?” That is the question Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests. “The stories are often poignant, personal or funny”, says Roxanne “and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.” On a...Show More

5 Perfect Picture Books For Back To School!

07:08 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Grab your backpack, pencils and books, it's time to head back to school! We enlisted elementary school librarian and Book Riot contributor Ashlie Swicker to help you and your family get ready for the new school year!

Meet The New York Times' New Romance Columnist Jaime Green

35:39 | Aug 1st, 2018

Romance is one of the most successful genres in publishing despite often being overlooked by both the mainstream media and the publishing world. Jaime Green is a writer, editor and teacher who has has written about books for Slate, Vulture, Thrill...Show More

Anne Bogel's 5 Paperback Picks

06:28 | Jul 27th, 2018

Monday July 30th is National Paperback Book Day! We are thrilled to welcome back Anne Bogel, the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the host of one of our favorite book podcasts, What Should I Read Next?.  Anne gives us five great c...Show More

Gail Honeyman Says "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine"

27:32 | Jul 26th, 2018

Reese Witherspoon has a reputation for celebrating women's stories through "Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine" so its no surprise that the Legally Blonde actress has optioned Gail Honeyman's novel for the big screen.  The first-time author opens ...Show More

Roxanne Reacts To Your Fan Mail!

05:05 | Jul 21st, 2018

From Singapore to New England, Roxanne reads listener emails from around the globe! Our fans have amazing taste in books and we are thrilled to share some of your picks! Please continue to write to us and share your book recommendations! Email us ...Show More

11 Must-Read Books From One of Our Favorite Insiders

23:14 | Jul 18th, 2018

Frequent guest, Penguin Random House sales rep and former Books on the Nightstand host, Michael Kindness is back to share some of his favorite reads just in time for your summer vacation!

JTRB’s Indie Author Poll Winner!

47:38 | Jul 13th, 2018

Jason Pellegrini's latest sci-fi page turner, “Booth,” tells the story of a death row inmate as he reflects on his life on the day of his execution. The Long Island native who beat out 23 other independent authors to become the winner of JTRB’s previ...Show More

Storytelling Tips & Tricks From a Moth Champion

57:18 | Jul 11th, 2018

Internationally bestselling author, storyteller, podcaster, and 35-time Moth StorySLAM champion, Matthew Dicks recently stopped by our studios to share his numerous tips and tools to help us all become storytellers with his new book “Storyworthy: Eng...Show More

4 Books To Read Before They Become Movies!

05:22 | Jul 6th, 2018

Book-to-movie adaptations are bigger than ever in 2018! We are thrilled to welcome back Cristina Arreola, Senior Books Editor at Bustle to give us the scoop on which books to read before they hit the big screen!

Roxanne's 22 Must-Read Books For The Summer

47:48 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Wondering what to read while the sun is out and the days are long? Roxanne has you covered with twenty-two hand-picked reads from biographies and self-help books to deliciously disturbing novels, beach reads and more!

3 Patriotic Books for the 4th of July!

06:58 | Jun 29th, 2018

Whether you’re hitting the beach or a BBQ, pick up one of these three books this Independence Day! We enlisted the help of friend, author, and storyteller Matthew Dicks to recommend some titles that celebrate the birth of our nation.

Is This Your (Financial) Year?

35:06 | Jun 27th, 2018

We’re more willing to talk about sex than money.  New York Times correspondent John Schwartz discusses our discomfort with financial planning in his new book, “This is the Year I put My Financial Life in Order.”  Schwartz (who didn’t have a will unti...Show More

In a Reading Slump? We Can Help!

10:30 | Jun 22nd, 2018

It happens to most of us one time or another.  But how do you snap out of the dreaded reading slump?  We enlisted the help of Just the Right Book regular Michael Kindness to give us some tips and recommendations.

“I Don't Know How She Does It” Author Does It Again!

1:00:54 | Jun 20th, 2018

Allison Pearson's latest book, “How Hard Can It Be” has already been optioned for TV by the producer of HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies.” The book’s prequel, “I Don't Know How She Does It” sold over 4 million copies and inspired a film starring ...Show More

Michael Chabon's Father's Day Plans

04:43 | Jun 15th, 2018

Just in time for Father's Day., we find hear about bestselling author (and father of four) Michael Chabon's Father's Day plans. Still need a gift for dad? Pick up a copy of Chabon's new book "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces".

Michael Chabon: A Look at Fatherhood & Writing

37:27 | Jun 13th, 2018

Pulitzer prize-winning, best-selling author Michael Chabon joined us for a conversation about his new book of essays called Pop's: Fatherhood in Pieces. Roxanne says “there is no shortage of books exploring the world of motherhood...but there aren...Show More

4 Audiobooks For Your Long Summer Drives!

08:03 | Jun 8th, 2018

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month so we enlisted the help of Sharifah Williams from Book Riot to help pick out your next audiobook for those long summer drives!

Beyond #MeToo: Addressing Gender Roles in the Workplace

50:58 | Jun 6th, 2018

Joanne Lipman, the bestselling author of the book, “That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell them) About Working Together” brings her experience as deputy editor at the Wall Street Journal, and editor-in-chief at USA Today ...Show More

4 LGBTQ Books to Read During Pride Month!

09:53 | Jun 1st, 2018

Books about the LGBTQ community that reflect their lives and experiences as chosen by the expert staff of RJ Julia.

Tara Westover: From Harrowing Childhood to Cambridge PhD

44:44 | May 30th, 2018

No birth certificates, no school, no doctors, no registered existence, and abuse at the hands of one of her brothers.  Westover’s first book “Educated” describes how she escaped a traumatic childhood to graduate from Brigham Young, Harvard, and Cambr...Show More

6 Beach Reads for Memorial Day Weekend!

07:19 | May 25th, 2018

Roxanne shares 6 of her favorite beach reads to help you kick off your Memorial Day weekend in our first Bookmarks episode of the new season! Whether its a classic beach read, a political thriller or a short story collection, we've got you covered...Show More

Rachel Kushner Goes Inside a Women’s Prison in “The Mars Room”

1:06:38 | May 23rd, 2018

Two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner’s new book, “The Mars Room” tells the story of Romy Hall who was serving two consecutive life sentences plus six years at the Stanville Women's Correction Facility in California’s Central Valley. ...Show More

Re-release: Our Very First Episode with Luvvie Ajayi

43:04 | May 17th, 2018

Luvvie Ajayi dished on meeting Oprah, moving to the US from Nigeria, and raising awareness of HIV/AIDS among women in our inaugural episode! The comic phenom and award winning author's first book I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual became an ins...Show More

Re-release: Asking "Ask Amy" About her New Memoir

39:33 | May 10th, 2018

Amy Dickinson chats about finding love at middle-age, the heartbreak of caring for an ailing parent at the end of life and moving back to her hometown of Freeville, NY. The nationally syndicated advice columnist's book, “Strangers Tend to Tell Me ...Show More

Re-release: Our Guest John Grisham

27:49 | May 3rd, 2018

John Grisham revealed just how close he came to ending his writing career when the mega-bestselling author joined us last summer to promote the crime fiction thriller, Camino Island. (now out in paperback) “If this book doesn’t work, I’m quitting ...Show More

Re-release: Our Guest Elizabeth Strout  

30:38 | Apr 26th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout gives us the scoop on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series based on her book Olive Kitteridge and shares her thoughts on Frances McDormand as the title character. We celebrate the paperback release of her renowned ...Show More

Re-release: Daphne Merkin is "This Close to Happy"

42:56 | Apr 18th, 2018

Daphne Merkin opens up about her battles with depression and offers advice on supporting loved ones struggling with the disease as we welcome the paperback release of her acclaimed memoir. This is a fascinating conversation with the novelist and c...Show More

Re-release: Our Conversation with Michael Connelly

42:05 | Apr 12th, 2018

Just in time for the paperback release of The Late Show introducing Det. Renée Ballard, a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD, we reflect on the best-selling author Michael Connelly's discussion with Roxanne at an exclusive liv...Show More

Ep 72: James Forman Jr. Talks Slavery and His Own Surprising Prejudices

23:17 | Apr 5th, 2018

In part two of Roxanne’s sit-down with James Forman Jr., the two dive further into James’ first book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. Forman tells us his first-hand story of the criminal justice system from his experience...Show More

Ep 71: James Forman Jr. on Political Activism

29:53 | Mar 29th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal says, “If we are going to have a national conversation about race in the United States, a book like [James Forman Jr.'s] Locking Up Our Own ought to set the tone." James and Roxanne explored the intricacies of political act...Show More

Bookmarks Ep 7: 5 Must-Read Books According to Harvard Professors!

04:01 | Mar 27th, 2018

Business Insider recently asked a group of Harvard Professors which included Nobel laureates, scientists, economists, and Pulitzer Prize winners to share the single book they think students should read in 2018.  Roxanne tells us, "I love lists bec...Show More

Ep 70: “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua on Tribalism & the Fate of Nations

43:10 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Amy Chua’s latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations offers a bold new prescription for reversing foreign policy failures and overcoming our own destructive political tribalism at home. R J. Julia was lucky enough to ho...Show More

Bookmarks Ep 6: Book News From Michelle Obama & Dolly Parton!

03:49 | Mar 19th, 2018

Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s “deeply personal” memoir, Becoming drops this Fall!  Roxanne also discusses country music legend Dolly Parton’s non-profit, Imagination Library which just celebrated a huge milestone! Also, stay tuned for a sneak ...Show More

Ep 69: Is Democracy in Danger?

40:36 | Mar 15th, 2018

Our guest Yascha Mounk’s new book, "The People Vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It" is “a provocative must read,” according to Roxanne. Roxanne and Yascha will explore how we got to where we are and what we can do about it....Show More

Bookmarks Ep 5: 18 Books For Your March Reading Madness!

02:25 | Mar 13th, 2018

From fairy princesses to books about family relationships, immigration and more, Harper's Bazaar has something for everyone's March Reading Madness!  Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek into our next episode featuring Yascha Mounk where he discusses...Show More

Ep 68: 8 Simple Steps to Help You Through Grief

41:57 | Mar 9th, 2018

Julia Samuel’s first book Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, And Surviving is organized by the type of loss; losing a parent, losing a child, and confronting your own death. Is the way which someone grieves different by the loss or is it more de...Show More

Bookmarks Ep 4: Amy Bloom Reads From "White Houses"

06:28 | Mar 6th, 2018

Roxanne recently sat down with author and friend Amy Bloom to talk about her new book White Houses, inspired by one of the most intimate relationships in history between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Listen to Amy read an excerpt fr...Show More

Ep 67: YOU May Be Related to Hillary Clinton

1:01:20 | Mar 1st, 2018

A.J. Jacobs, journalist and contributing writer for Esquire, shares how he chronicled his three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history in his latest book, "It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree." ...Show More

Bookmarks Ep 3: A Book Lovers Guide to the 2018 Oscars!

03:08 | Feb 27th, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting The Oscars again this year and we are thrilled to see so many book-based movies nominated! Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek of our conversation with author A.J. Jacobs talking about “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up a...Show More

Ep 66: 5 Books From Bustle; A Biofiction on Eleanor Roosevelt's Secret White House Romance

1:00:05 | Feb 23rd, 2018

In this episode, Bustle's Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola talks to Roxanne about everything from BookCon to Broadway and their shared love of Cheryl Strayed.  Also in this episode, we hear from author Amy Bloom who was at RJ Julia recently to...Show More

Bookmarks Ep 2: A.J. Jacobs Reads from "It's All Relative"

05:39 | Feb 21st, 2018

A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, and contributing writer for Esquire. His latest book  "It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree" chronicles Jacobs's three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history. ...Show More

Ep 65: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

42:46 | Feb 15th, 2018

On this week's episode we meet Daphne De Marneffe, the author of "The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together." She takes us through some of the major stressors of marriage like money and sex, and offers tips for couples who might be goi...Show More

Bookmarks Ep 1: 3 Books to Fall in Love With This V-Day!

04:24 | Feb 13th, 2018

It's Valentines Day and of course we think books are the perfect gift! So, for our first Bookmark Roxanne recommends some of the best books to read about love.  Also in today's Bookmarks, we give you a sneak peek at this week's interview with Daph...Show More

Ep 64: Dear Match Book; Min Jin Lee's "Pachinko" Live

52:11 | Feb 8th, 2018

Nicole Lamy is a writer, book critic and literary matchmaker for The New York Times' Match Book column. Nicole joined Just the Right Book to talk book recommendations, the most outrageous letter that she has ever received, and the books that changed ...Show More

Tidbits Ep 21: The National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists!

02:33 | Feb 3rd, 2018

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) recently announced its 30 finalists in six categories––autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry––for the outstanding books of 2017. The awards will be presented on March 15, 2018 at ...Show More

Ep 63: Inside the WSJ's Book List; Jeff Goodell's "The Water Will Come"

1:02:05 | Feb 1st, 2018

Looking for a good book to curl up with this winter? We've got you covered! In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast Roxanne is joined by Ellen Gamerman, the Arts and Culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Also in this episode,...Show More

Tidbits Ep 20: Jeff Goodell Reads From "The Water Will Come"

03:42 | Jan 26th, 2018

Author, journalist, and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell's latest book “The Water Will Come” details how oceanside places are becoming more and more vulnerable to rising seas.  You can hear Roxanne's full interview with Jeff next week on Jus...Show More

Ep 62: "Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul"

42:04 | Jan 25th, 2018

In Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul, Rabbi Naomi Levy dives into the mystery of what prompted one of the greatest scientific minds in history to write so eloquently about the human condition and what it says about our own interconnected...Show More

Tidbits Ep 19: Inside a YA Author Event; Sneak Peek at Next Week!

08:30 | Jan 19th, 2018

In this week's Tidbits episode Just the Right Book Podcast takes you inside a young adult author panel hosted by RJ Julia. Also in today's Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week's episode with Rabbi Naomi Levy who spoke to Roxanne about he...Show More

Ep 61: 11 Books to Read Now; Linda Fairstein's "Digging for Trouble"

1:03:43 | Jan 17th, 2018

Former Books on The Nightstand host, "rep extraordinaire" and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list! Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein who stoppe...Show More

Ep 60: Chloe Benjamin on “The Immortalists”; 5 Books to Read Now

40:53 | Jan 11th, 2018

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? This is the premise of Chloe Benjamin's second novel The Immortalists, which was hailed "2018's First Must-Read" by Entertainment Weekly.  Just the Right Book Podcast caught up with...Show More

Tidbits Ep 18: Chloe Benjamin Reads From "The Immortalists"

02:09 | Jan 5th, 2018

Chloe Benjamin's second book, The Immortalists is one of the most anticipated books of 2018. In this week's Tidbits episode we give you a special look inside the book with an excerpt read by Chloe herself! And tune in next week to Just the Right B...Show More

Ep 59: An Inside Look at The New York Times’ Best Book Picks

37:13 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times. In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, Pamela gives us a rare look at the inner workings of The New York Times and chats...Show More

Tidbits Ep 17: 4 Books for a New You in the New Year!

05:48 | Dec 29th, 2017

In today's Tidbits Episode Roxanne gives us some of her favorite "New Year, New You" book picks.  Also in today's Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week's episode with Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review and author of...Show More

Ep 58: Revisiting One of Our Most Popular Conversations!

31:32 | Dec 27th, 2017

Ann Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville and the author of seven novels. In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast we revisit one of our most popular episodes with the The Bel Canto author who joined Roxanne last win...Show More

Tidbits Ep 16: Roxanne's Best Books of 2017!

02:58 | Dec 22nd, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode Roxanne talks about some of her favorite books of 2017!  Also in today’s Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week’s  episode with Ann Patchett, when we re-visit one of our most popular conversations!

Ep 57: Revisiting One of Our Favorite Holiday Episodes!

34:36 | Dec 20th, 2017

Jacques Pepin is a world-renowned chef, a former columnist for the New York Times and the author of more than two dozen cookbooks. For this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we re-visit one of our favorite episodes with the the internati...Show More

Tidbits Ep 15: "Today" by Mary Oliver: A Poem

04:34 | Dec 15th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode Roxanne read one of her favorite poems from Mary Oliver's collection, A Thousand Mornings: Poems.  Also in today’s Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week’s  episode with world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin. We re-v...Show More

Ep 56: 18 Books for Your Holiday Shopping List!

35:18 | Dec 13th, 2017

Here at Just the Right Book Podcast we believe that books are the perfect gift for any occasion! So, we enlisted the help of two of our esteemed experts to help you find the perfect book for everyone on your list. Miriam Sontz, the CEO of the lege...Show More

Tidbits Ep 14: Matthew Weiner Reads from "Heather the Totality"

02:47 | Dec 8th, 2017

In today's Tidbits Episode we hear author and Mad Men creator read a passage from his debut novel, Heather the Totality.  Listen to Roxanne's full interview with Matthew here!  And next week on Just the Right Book Podcast, we hear from Miriam S...Show More

Ep 55: Alice Hoffman's "The Rules of Magic"; "What Should I Read Next?"

1:04:03 | Dec 6th, 2017

Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Magic, which inspired the cult-classic film by the same name starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the New York native ...Show More

Tidbits Ep 13: Linda Fairstein Reads From "Digging For Trouble"

04:20 | Dec 4th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode we hear author and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein read a passage from her latest book for ages 9-12 called Digging For Trouble. You can hear Roxanne's full conversation with Linda later on this month. Also in today's ...Show More

Vote for Your Favorite Independently Published Book!

00:40 | Dec 1st, 2017

Thank you to all the wonderful independent authors who submitted their books to us in November. Our poll is now officially open, which means you can visit our website and vote for your favorite independent author and their book. Authors, we encour...Show More

Ep 54: "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"

57:52 | Nov 29th, 2017

Dr. Beverly Tatum's 1997 book on race relations, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria has become a modern classic found in many classrooms. In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the former Spelman College pres...Show More

Tidbits 12: What's on Roxanne's Nightstand!

04:44 | Nov 27th, 2017

In this week's Tidbits episode, you'll hear the three books Roxanne picked up recently and can't stop raving about! Also in today’s Tidbits we give you a sneak peek at next week’s conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum, who joined Roxanne at an event...Show More

Ep 53: Isabel Allende Finds Love “In the Midst of Winter”

50:49 | Nov 23rd, 2017

llende, who’s novels include “The House of the Spirits” and “City of the Beasts,” joined our Roxanne Coady at a live event hosted by RJ Julia to chat about her latest work, "In the Midst of Winter." And in case you missed it, Roxanne gives you the ti...Show More

Special Announcement for Independent Authors!

01:14 | Nov 20th, 2017

Calling all independent authors! We're giving you a chance to have Roxanne talk about your book on our show! Pick one of your books, then send an email to info@justtherightbookpodcast.com by Nov. 30. Include your full name, book title, enticing d...Show More

Tidbits Ep 11: 6 Books to Gobble Up This Thanksgiving!

05:57 | Nov 17th, 2017

If you are pondering what to cook or bring this Thanksgiving, Roxanne gives her favorite cookbook recommendations in today's Tidbits episode.  Also in today’s Tidbits we give you a sneak peek at next week’s interview with Chilean-American novelist...Show More

Ep 52: 42 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!

59:46 | Nov 15th, 2017

Whether you're looking to craft your holiday wish list or just for a fantastic read, our literary experts have you covered! Our very own Roxanne Coady recently had the pleasure of hosting a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhous...Show More

Tidbits Ep 10: Matthew Weiner Takes Our "Mad Men" Rapid-Fire Quiz

05:11 | Nov 13th, 2017

How well does "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner know the famous characters of the hit drama series? In this week's TidBits episode the screenwriter-turned author takes Just the Right Book Podcast's "Mad-Men Rapid-Fire Quiz!"

Ep 51: "Mad Men" Creator Talks Rejection, Tenacity & Debut Novel

47:09 | Nov 9th, 2017

In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner joins Roxanne in New York City to dish on his debut book, Heather The Totality. The 138 page work which Weiner refers to as "novel concentrate" explores the intert...Show More

Tidbits Ep 9: Book News from the Big Apple; Win A Prize from JTRB!

03:53 | Nov 3rd, 2017

An intimate New York City Wedding in the rare book room of the Strand Bookstore? A pop-up bookshop for children and teenagers opens in the South Bronx? In this week's Tidbits episode, Roxanne shares two pieces of news straight from the Big Apple! ...Show More

Ep 50: A True Story of Heroism in Nazi-Occupied Paris

56:12 | Oct 31st, 2017

The heroic story of Suzanne Spaak who risked everything and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation in Nazi-occupied Paris to Auschwitz is one of many untold stories of the Holocaust. Just the Right Book welcomes author An...Show More

Tidbits Ep 8: Halloween Picks for Kids & Adults!

05:37 | Oct 26th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode, Roxanne recommends a kids book that's also perfect for pet lovers of all ages. Plus, a timeless tale of terror for adults which Roxanne calls "brilliant in every way." We are really interested in hearing what you think ...Show More

Ep 49: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

58:16 | Oct 24th, 2017

Why do certain moments influence us so strongly? In this week's episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we speak to Dan Heath, one half of the dynamic writing team which includes his brother Chip Heath. Dan explains how their latest book, The Power o...Show More

Tidbits Ep 7: Claire Messud Reads From "The Burning Girl"

06:12 | Oct 20th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode, we hear Claire Messud read a passage from her latest book, The Burning Girl. Roxanne describes the novel as "a fascinating look at friendships between young girls and how they arc over time." Also in today's Tidbits, we...Show More

Ep 48: Cheryl Strayed...Into the "Wild" & On to Advice Columns

58:54 | Oct 18th, 2017

You may know Cheryl Strayed from her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, which inspired the blockbuster film starring Reese Witherspoon or from one of her other bestsellers, Tiny Beautiful Things or Brave Enough. The Portland resident, who'...Show More

Tidbits Ep 6: The 2017 National Book Awards Finalists!

05:38 | Oct 12th, 2017

The National Book Foundation recently revealed the 20 finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards. In today's Tidbits episode, Roxanne highlights some of her favorite titles from the four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s li...Show More

Ep 47: "Hamilton" Author's Latest Bio Uncovers a Heroic U.S. Grant

47:11 | Oct 11th, 2017

Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who wrote the biography which became the inspiration for the record-breaking, hip-hop Broadway musical Hamilton. Chernow joins Roxanne to talk about his latest expository biography on Ulysses S. Grant...Show More

Ep 46: 12 Can't Miss Reads From One of Our Favorite Insiders

30:21 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Michael Kindness "always has his finger on the pulse of what we should be reading," says Roxanne. Just the Right Book Podcast welcomes back Penguin Random House sales rep and former Books on the Nightstand host, Michael Kindness, who shares the print...Show More

Tidbits Ep 5: It's Banned Books Week!

10:10 | Sep 29th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode, Roxanne talks about a different spin on Banned Books Week and how she is encouraging us to pick up a book that we would not normally read. Lissa Muscatine of Politics & Prose joins Roxanne in the discussion.

Ep 45: A Dangerous Journey as Friendships Unravel

53:00 | Sep 27th, 2017

The New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children joins Just the Right Book to discuss her latest novel, The Burning Girl, which explores the unraveling of two adolescent girls' friendship as they set out on a dangerous journey. Roxann...Show More

Tidbits Ep 4: Daniel Handler Reads From "All the Dirty Parts"

02:58 | Sep 22nd, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode, we hear Daniel Handler read a passage from his latest book All the Dirty Parts. "You are going to want to read this book because it does have all the dirty parts and gives you an idea of what its like to be a teenage boy u...Show More

Ep 44: Transformation & Self-Realization in Nicole Krauss' "Forest Dark"

55:40 | Sep 21st, 2017

Nicole Krauss is an award-winning, best-selling author, was on the New Yorker's list of "20 Under 40" and her latest novel Forest Dark, about the personal transformation of two seemingly disparate individuals, has been called "elegant, provocative an...Show More

Tidbits Ep 3: The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Books

04:31 | Sep 15th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode, Roxanne tells us about about a group of "book women", who would ride 100 to 120 miles a week on their own horses or mules to deliver reading material to Kentucky’s isolated mountain communities in the 1940's. The Pack H...Show More

Ep 43: Lemony Snicket Author Gets "Dirty"

57:55 | Sep 13th, 2017

You might know Daniel Handler as the award-winning author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the thirteen-volume sequence he wrote under the pen name, Lemony Snicket.  The San Francisco native took time out of his multi-city tour to chat with Just...Show More

Ep 42: Houston Bookstores Lend Aid & Comfort After Harvey

35:58 | Sep 6th, 2017

On a very special episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we spoke to two independent bookstores in Houston impacted by the storm. McKenna Jordan from Murder By The Book and Benjamin Rybeck from BrazosBooks told Roxanne how they are recovering and...Show More

Ep 41: 25 Books That Will Change Your Life

39:40 | Aug 30th, 2017

One of the questions that Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests is "What is the book that changed your life?" "The stories are often poignant, personal or funny", says Roxanne "and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read." ...Show More

Ep 40: "The Late Show" with Michael Connelly: Live

40:57 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Best-selling author Michael Connelly recently celebrated his thirtieth book, The Late Show at an exclusive live event with our very own Roxanne Coady. The former crime reporter dished on being the Executive Producer of the hit TV series, Bosch (no...Show More

Ep 39: Luanne Rice Live; Book Picks For the Solar Eclipse

24:07 | Aug 16th, 2017

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of 32 novels that have been translated into 24 languages. RJ Julia recently had the distinct pleasure of hosting a live event for Luanne's second young adult novel, The Beautiful Lost, which drew m...Show More

Ep 38: Dean Koontz One on One

44:22 | Aug 9th, 2017

In a career that spans almost five decades, Dean Koontz has plenty to be thankful for, including fourteen novels that reached the number one spot on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. The Pennsylvania native, who has sold over 450 million ...Show More

Ep 37: 21 Books to Check Out This Summer!

47:58 | Aug 1st, 2017

Summer's not over yet! Whether you are looking for a beach read, memoir, thriller, biography, or non-fiction book, we've got you covered! Roxanne gives her summer book recommendations during a very special luncheon at the Pine Orchard Yacht & Country...Show More

Ep 36: Elizabeth Strout Knows "Anything is Possible"

29:47 | Jul 26th, 2017

One of Roxanne's favorite authors, Elizabeth Strout joins Just the Right Book Podcast to talk about her latest novel, Anything is Possible. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author also gives us the scoop on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Olive Kitterid...Show More

Ep 35: An Exciting Retelling of a Classic Greek Tragedy

52:26 | Jul 19th, 2017

Colm Toibin is the bestselling, award-winning author of seven novels, including The Master and Brooklyn. The Irish-born author joins Just the Right Book Podcast to talk about his new novel, House of Names, a retelling of the Greek myth of Clytemnestr...Show More

Ep 34: The "Testimony" of Scott Turow: Live

33:05 | Jul 12th, 2017

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, which have sold over thirty million copies world-wide and have been translated into more than forty languages.   The Chicago native took the stage in a live event presented by RJ Julia an...Show More

Ep 33: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships

36:08 | Jul 5th, 2017

Deborah Tannen is a mega bestselling author and renowned Georgetown linguist. Her previous book, You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, was on the NY Times Bestseller List for four years, and as Roxanne puts it, "has become the bib...Show More

Ep 32: Books on the Nightstand's Summer Picks

28:47 | Jun 28th, 2017

Michael Kindness is a sales rep for Penguin Random House, the former host of the popular podcast, Books on the Nightstand, and of course, a friend of the show. The "hand-seller to booksellers" returns to Just the Right Book Podcast to help add to you...Show More

Ep 31: John Grisham One on One

31:13 | Jun 21st, 2017

John Grisham recently sat down with Roxanne in a rare and candid interview as part of his first book tour in twenty-five years! The bestselling author chose RJ Julia for the second stop of his thirteen-city tour to promote his latest book, Camino Isl...Show More

JTRB Tidbits Special: A Father's Day Poem

02:40 | Jun 18th, 2017

Just the Right Book Podcast is celebrating Father's Day with a special poem. In this very special Tidbit, Roxanne reads The Gift by Li-Young Lee.   Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news about Just the Right Book P...Show More

Ep 30: A Moving Tale of Pakistan; Book Ideas for Dads & Grads

36:49 | Jun 15th, 2017

A “luminous novel” set in corrupt, war-torn, violent Pakistan guides us through a story of love, hope and beauty by a recently widowed Muslim architect and her Christian neighbors. That’s the latest story line from author Nadeem Aslam, who joins Just...Show More

Ep 29: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Live On Stage

38:58 | Jun 7th, 2017

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his new memoir, Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, and his decades-long friendship with UCLA coach and mentor John Wooden.  The NBA’s all-time leading scorer took the stage in a live even...Show More

Ep 28: Hachette CEO On The Real Deal Behind Publishing

34:38 | May 31st, 2017

Michael Pietsch is the CEO of Hachette Book Group which comprises eight publishing divisions. In a career spanning forty years, Michael has edited or published books by acclaimed writers including J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, and K...Show More

Tidbits Ep 2: Sick by Shel Silverstein- A Poem

04:44 | May 25th, 2017

In today's Tidbits episode, Roxanne talks about poetry and reads a selection from one of her favorite books, A Child's Anthology of Poetry. Also in this episode, Roxanne answers a listener's question about the Pulitzer prize-winning bestseller, Under...Show More

Ep 27: Sarah Dunn Talks Open Marriage, Autism and "The Arrangement"

24:29 | May 24th, 2017

Novelist and television writer Sarah Dunn may be the creator and executive producer of the hit ABC sitcom, American Housewife, but it's her latest novel, The Arrangement that has everyone buzzing. The novel, which Roxanne called "absolutely delicious...Show More

Ep 26: Charles Duhigg on Being "Smarter, Faster & Better"

43:21 | May 17th, 2017

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of "The Power of Habit," which has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list. The Harvard Business School and Yale graduate, recently joined Just the Right...Show More

JTRB Tidbits Special: A Mother's Day Poem

03:26 | May 12th, 2017

Just the Right Book Podcast is celebrating Mother's Day with one of Roxanne's favorite Mother's Day poems. In this very special Tidbit, Roxanne reads The Lanyard by Billy Collins.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more...Show More

Tidbits Ep 1: We Are Starting a Book Club!

07:05 | May 12th, 2017

Just the Right Book Podcast is thrilled to launch our very first Tidbits episode. These shorter episodes will feature just one or two thoughts or events that we think will be fun to hear about!  Just the Right Book Podcast recently had a launch party...Show More

Ep 25: Dani Shapiro on "Time, Memory & Marriage"

41:24 | May 10th, 2017

RJ Julia recently hosted an event for one of their favorite authors, Dani Shapiro and Just the Right Book Podcast was there every step of the way. The best-selling novelist and memoirist caught up with Roxanne prior to the event to discuss her latest...Show More

Ep 24: Looking For "Just the Right Book?" Here Are a Dozen Recommendations

34:42 | May 3rd, 2017

Just the Right Book Podcast welcomes back it's resident Renaissance Man Matthew Dicks. The best-selling author, story-teller, teacher, and blogger recently sat down with Roxanne to chat about his top book picks, audio books and even a few musical mem...Show More

Ep 23: "Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the 70's"

33:33 | Apr 26th, 2017

Veteran rock journalist Tom Doyle has interviewed Paul McCartney, U2, Madonna, Ringo Starr, David Bowie and many more. Doyle joined Just the Right Book from across the pond in England to talk about his newest biography, Captain Fantastic: Elton John'...Show More

Ep 22: Race, Architecture & "The Woman Next Door"

24:50 | Apr 19th, 2017

Yewande Omotoso's follow up to her award winning, South African-published novel "Bom Boy," has been called "radiant" by Publisher's Weekly and "a female take on Grumpy Old Men" by O Magazine. In her American debut, "The Woman Next Door," the Barbados...Show More

Ep 21: Kimberly Williams-Paisley Finds Light After Loss

30:03 | Apr 12th, 2017

You probably know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Annie Banks in the popular Father of the Bride movies, from one of her many TV roles or as the wife of country music star, Brad Paisley. The NY Times bestselling author of "Where the Light Gets in: Losin...Show More

Ep 20: Michael & Ann From "Books on the Nightstand"

32:43 | Apr 5th, 2017

Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from "Books on the Nightstand" recently joined Roxanne in the "Just the Right Book" studios to chat about books they are reading. They also give more than a dozen recommendations for your TBR ...Show More

Ep 19: Ann Patchett On Humor, Heartbreak & "Commonwealth"

31:33 | Mar 28th, 2017

Ann Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville and the author of seven novels. In 2012, Time Magazine named her as one of their 100 Most Influential People in the World. The Bel Canto author recently joined "Just the Right Book" from he...Show More

Ep 18: Jason Stanley tells us "How Propaganda Works"

32:21 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Author, professor, philosopher, Jason Stanley stopped by the Just the Right Book studios to talk propaganda, how it works and how language influences the way we think and reason about public issues. The "How Propaganda Works" author holds a PhD from ...Show More

Ep 17: Amy Dickinson says "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things"

38:47 | Mar 15th, 2017

You probably know Amy Dickinson from the nationally syndicated advice column "Ask Amy", which is carried in over 150 newspapers and read by an estimated 22 million readers daily! She is also a best-selling author and featured panelist on NPR's popula...Show More

Ep 16: "What's on the Front Table": The Strand Bookstore

32:35 | Mar 8th, 2017

The Strand Book Store is New York City's legendary home of "18 miles" of new, used and rare books. This episode features a special installment of our segment, "What's on the Front Table." The Strand's head buyer, Carson Moss, joined Just the Right Bo...Show More

Ep 15: “Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear...and Why”

28:31 | Mar 1st, 2017

Sady Doyle is an award-winning writer and journalist who's work has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, just to name a few. The Brooklyn resident and founder of the feminist blog Tiger Beatdown joined Roxanne to talk about her la...Show More

Ep 14: Daphne Merkin is "This Close to Happy"

41:38 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Daphne Merkin is a novelist, critic, contributor to the New York Times, Elle and Tablet Magazine. As Roxanne puts it, Daphne "can write about pocket-books and lipstick and then sound like she has a PhD in Philosophy." The New York native recently ope...Show More

Ep 13: "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth"

47:01 | Feb 15th, 2017

Lindsey Lee Johnson's debut novel, "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth" tells the story of a group of students as they maneuver through the social politics of their high school. "Just the Right Book" recently caught up with the former high school teac...Show More

Ep 12: Jo Malone: The "English Scent Maverick"

42:29 | Feb 8th, 2017

Jo Malone is known around the world for her iconic brand of fragrances and now as the founder and Creative Director of her brand-new fragrance brand, Jo Loves. The "English scent maverick" recently opened up to Roxanne in a heart-felt interview about...Show More

Ep 11: "Book Riot" and JTRB Add to Your 2017 TBR List

34:40 | Feb 1st, 2017

You've probably heard Rebecca Schinsky hosting the popular podcast "Book Riot- "The Podcast" with Jeff O'Neal or know her from her other popular Book Riot show "All the Books" with Liberty Hardy. As the executive director of product and e-commerce fo...Show More

Ep 10: "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?"

39:11 | Jan 25th, 2017

Dr. Gina Barreca is a women's humorist, author, writer, speaker and professor at UConn. Her latest book, "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?: Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times" is a collection of fun, f...Show More

Ep 9: "Books on the Nightstand"

31:58 | Jan 18th, 2017

Michael Kindness set the gold standard for book podcasts as the former host of the popular show "Books on the Nightstand" and is the "hand-seller to book-sellers" for Penguin Random House. Michael joined Roxanne in the studio to talk about being a sa...Show More

Ep 8: Al Capone: Lover or Cold-Blooded Killer?

27:32 | Jan 11th, 2017

Deirdre Bair is a national book award winner and has given us Five award-winning biographies. RJ Julia recently held an event for the literary biographer who told Roxanne how she came to write the first complete biography of legendary gangster Al Cap...Show More

Ep 7: Kidnapped and Displayed as Circus Freaks in the Jim Crow South

41:06 | Jan 4th, 2017

Beth Macy's last book, "Factory Man" is a New York Times best-seller and now in development to become an HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks. Beth's latest book "Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Cr...Show More

Ep 6: Looking for Your Next Read? We've Got you Covered!

37:58 | Dec 28th, 2016

Matthew Dicks is the ultimate Renaissance Man. An internationally bestselling author, elementary school teacher, blogger and podcaster, just to name a few...The rock opera writing story-teller took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Roxan...Show More

Ep 5: Jacques Pepin brings "Heart & Soul" to this holiday season

35:58 | Dec 21st, 2016

Jacques Pepin is a world-renowned chef, a former columnist for the New York Times and the author of more than two dozen cookbooks. The world's most famous cooking teacher stopped by RJ Julia to share HIS best holiday cooking tips and you'll never bel...Show More

Ep 4: Maria Semple Thinks "Today Will Be Different"

38:02 | Dec 14th, 2016

Maria Semple stops by Just the Right Book to chat about her new best-selling comic novel, "Today Will Be Different." The screenwriter-turned-author tells Roxanne why her daughter calls her "mad mommy" and dishes on the rumored A-list actress who migh...Show More

Ep 3: It's Beginning to Book a Lot Like Christmas

28:04 | Dec 14th, 2016

Liberty Hardy, one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the popular Book Riot podcast, "All the Books" is teaming up with Roxanne Coady to help you choose the best books for everyone on your holiday list! The vivacious velocireader also gives Roxann...Show More

Ep 2: James Patterson Tells Us Why We Should "Give Please a Chance"

30:10 | Dec 14th, 2016

James Patterson may hold the Guinness world record for the most #1 New York Times best-sellers, but it's his latest passion project that has him buzzing. The New York native came straight to Just the Right Book to tell Roxanne all about the latest bo...Show More

Ep 1: Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging Us & We Like It

43:17 | Dec 14th, 2016

Luvvie Ajayi, author of "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual" counts Oprah, Bono and Shonda Rhimes among her biggest fans. The comic phenom opens up to Roxanne about meeting the top media queens in the biz, moving to the US from Nigeria and how she...Show More