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But That's Another Story

Will Schwalbe / Macmillan

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Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them. ...Show More
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27:11 | Sep 20th

Director and producer Lisa Cortes on Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, cultural consciousness and finding her voice through different mediums. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Dr. Suess’s One Fish, Two Fish, R...Show More

25:50 | Sep 6th

Writer Monique Truong on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, food in literature, and seeing stories from a different angle. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lafca...Show More
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24:12 | Aug 23rd

Editor of The New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul on Thalia Zepatos's A Journey of One's Own, travel, and nonlinear life paths. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, A Wr...Show More

21:58 | Aug 9th

Playwright and podcaster Janielle Kastner on C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair, a winter literature party for the books and finding her meaningful narrative resolution. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Boxcar Chil...Show More

23:43 | Jul 26th

Writer Dani Shapiro on Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, growing up as an Orthodox Jew and writing from trauma. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, the Bo...Show More

14:40 | Jul 12th

Novelist Cherise Wolas on John Berger's Portraits, visiting museums, and finding her way back to writing. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Check out the podcast Case Closed, and the brand-new audiobook The Last Book P...Show More

25:10 | Jun 28th

We're back at the Book Expo America for a live panel filled with candid conversation. Will sits down with authors Aarti Shahani, Stephen Chbosky and Nicole Dennis-Benn to discuss a book that changed their lives, as well as their own works. For more g...Show More

18:43 | Jun 14th

Writer and activist Larry Kramer on D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, the merits of rereading, and the best advice he's ever had. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupé...Show More

20:46 | May 31st

Writer Hanna Rosin on Gay Talese's Thy Neighbor's Wife, the joy of debate, and learning how to be an American.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Howard's End by E.M. Forster,  The End of Men and God's Harvard by Han...Show More

18:46 | May 17th

National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas on Robert Caro's The Power Broker, her political awakening, and the power of knowing.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by...Show More

18:51 | May 3rd

Businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda Gates on James Baraz's Awakening Joy, spirituality, and the books that come into our lives later — and put everything into perspective.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Ghos...Show More

22:06 | Apr 19th

Writer Keith Gessen on Saul Bellow's Humboldt's Gift, Russian literature, and figuring out which stories to tell.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out All the Sad Young Literary Menand A Terrible Countryby Keith Gessen...Show More

22:51 | Apr 5th

Writer and editor Veronica Chambers on Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits, demanding a better education, and the power of family lore.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, Q...Show More

04:40 | Apr 2nd

Here’s a podcast recommendation for you: LeVar Burton Reads. Experience the best short fiction, handpicked and narrated by the world’s most legendary storyteller. Let host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) transport you to unknown worl...Show More

20:08 | Mar 22nd

This week, we're bringing you a different kind of episode: a live panel that we taped at the Book Expo of America last summer. Will sat down with Wayetu Moore, Leigh Bardugo, and Rich Benjamin about the books that changed their lives.Check out the ne...Show More

21:11 | Mar 8th

Author Julie Buntin on Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run The Frog Hospital, her rebellious youth, and the magnitude of girlhood friendships. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out As Meat Love Salt by Maria McCann, The Clan o...Show More

23:27 | Feb 22nd

Writer Evan Ratliff on Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels, his love of mysteries, and the future of longform journalism.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasb...Show More

18:58 | Feb 8th

Writer Maris Kreizman on Elizabeth McCracken's The Giant's House, the publishing industry, and gut feelings. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, the Sweet Valley High series by Fran...Show More

20:48 | Jan 25th

Writer and director Peter Hedges on Daniel J. Boorstin's The Image, writing What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and the power of books in our darkest moments. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Why I Wake Early by Mary Oli...Show More

22:32 | Jan 11th

Illustrator Mari Andrew on Maira Kalman’s The Principles of Uncertainty, her new memoir, and the beauty of ordinary things. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, Harriet the Spy by Louise F...Show More

22:25 | Dec 28th, 2018

NPR host Sam Sanders on Danzy Senna’s New People, the 2016 election, and how people can surprise us — if we let them. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. ...Show More

23:33 | Dec 14th, 2018

Academy Award winner Jodie Foster on J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, her career, and finding your tribe. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Ice Storm by Rick Moody, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, ...Show More

22:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

Goodreads co-founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, her high school ballerina days, and the lessons she carried — and continues to carry — with her. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode,...Show More

23:25 | Nov 16th, 2018

Author Shobha Rao on Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Little House on the Prairie, coming to America, and the power of literature across the ages. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Berlin Stories and Christ...Show More

22:47 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Writer Sam Anderson on the anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, his Dostoevsky obsession, and finding your voice. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The King Must Die by Mary Renault, The Hobbit and Th...Show More

20:09 | Oct 19th, 2018

Writer and activist Larry Kramer on D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, the merits of rereading, and the best advice he's ever had. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupé...Show More

20:07 | Oct 5th, 2018

Writer Jen Doll on Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, feeling like an outsider, and finding the courage to go for what you want. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Save t...Show More

24:29 | Sep 21st, 2018

Writer Kristi Coulter on Laurie Colwin's Happy All The Time, sobriety, and which books count as important. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mysteries, Kristi Coulter's Nothing Good...Show More

24:12 | Sep 7th, 2018

Author Amanda Stern on Rainer Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, growing up as a fourth generation New Yorker, and living the questions. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Will Schwalbe's Books for Living, B...Show More

18:35 | Aug 24th, 2018

This week, we're looking back on the lessons we've learned from all of our guests and the books that have changed their lives. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Middlemarch by George Eliot, New People by ...Show More

20:33 | Aug 10th, 2018

Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor on Raymond Carver's Cathedral, her many collections, and a lifelong habit of eavesdropping. To learn more about the books we mentioned in this episode, check out Mary Norton's The Borrowers, E.B. White's Stuart Little, and Ray...Show More

21:32 | Jul 27th, 2018

Comedian Maeve Higgins on Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, being an immigrant, and finding humor even in the most trying of times. To learn more about the books we discussed in this week's episode, check out Jay McInerney's Bright Lights Big City, Candace B...Show More

22:17 | Jul 13th, 2018

Slate's Mike Pesca on Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox, reporting on the media, and the merits of optimism. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love, ...Show More

22:46 | Jun 29th, 2018

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk, being a Queens kid, and reading the right book at just the right time. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk a...Show More

21:22 | Jun 15th, 2018

Author Kevin Kwan on Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem, losing his accent, and discovering he could be funny. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Breakfast at Tiffany'...Show More

21:31 | Jun 1st, 2018

Academic Brittney Cooper on Rachel Held Evans' Faith Unraveled, church, and the risk of being wrong. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper, The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin...Show More

22:46 | May 18th, 2018

Novelist Louise Penny on E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, fear, and the importance of always having beauty in your life. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Bec...Show More

21:56 | May 4th, 2018

Author Jeff Hobbs on Alex Kotlowitz’s There Are No Children Here, the art of nonfiction, and a eulogy that got way out of hand. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz and The...Show More

21:11 | Apr 20th, 2018

Author Julie Buntin on Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run The Frog Hospital, her rebellious youth, and the magnitude of girlhood friendships. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out As Meat Love Salt by Maria McCann, The Clan o...Show More

21:17 | Apr 6th, 2018

Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, his comedy career, and the value of goodness over niceness. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger...Show More

22:32 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Illustrator Mari Andrew on Maira Kalman’s The Principles of Uncertainty, her new memoir, and the beauty of ordinary things. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, Harriet the Spy by Louise F...Show More

22:25 | Mar 9th, 2018

NPR host Sam Sanders on Danzy Senna’s New People, the 2016 election, and how people can surprise us — if we let them. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. ...Show More

24:35 | Feb 23rd, 2018

National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee on George Eliot's Middlemarch, imposter syndrome, and her lifelong obsession with wisdom. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, War and Peace a...Show More

02:12 | Jan 29th, 2018

Almost everyone has been leveled, reshaped, or lifted by a powerful book at least once in their lives. In his new show, Will Schwalbe is telling the universal stories of how and why reading changes us.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...Show More