The freewheelin’ Susan Orlean

The freewheelin’ Susan Orlean

Breakin’ rules, praisin’ Faulkner and raisin’ chickens.

A staggering work of unliterary genius

A staggering work of unliterary genius

Michael Showalter’s debut is all about the funny.

The Lives of Books with Abigail Thomas

The Lives of Books with Abigail Thomas

In which the author explains how books about real life are better than fiction.

Alphabetizing with Darin Strauss

Alphabetizing with Darin Strauss

A reformed slob turned Dewey-Decimal devotee.

Tayari Jones on the so-called “southern aesthetic”

Tayari Jones on the so-called “southern aesthetic”

A southern writer debunks a literary stereotype.

Looking good

Looking good

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh can and does judge books by their covers.

Foraging for books with Robin Shulman

Foraging for books with Robin Shulman

Guest Author: Robin Shulman Her book: Eat the City published by Crown Books. BIO Robin Shulman grew up in a farming town in the heart of tobacco country in Ontario, Canada, and several moves later, arrived in New York City at age 16. So she has a bit of farm and a lot of city […]

From the mixed-up shelves of Amanda Stern

From the mixed-up shelves of Amanda Stern

A reformed comedian finds her voice in fiction.

Running at the Deacon

Running at the Deacon

Rich Cohen charges headlong at his subjects, from cover to cover.

Inheritance of literary riches

Inheritance of literary riches

First editions from her grandmother feature prominently in Jennifer Gilmore’s library.

Just the facts for A. J. Jacobs

Just the facts for A. J. Jacobs

Life is one big experiment for the ever-so-rational A. J. Jacobs.

Working her charms

Working her charms

Kathryn Harrison offers some book picks and advice on hypnotizing bunnies.

A stroll on the wild side

A stroll on the wild side

Landscape architect Diana Balmori’s shelves mix the radical with the practical.

Subversive in the city

Subversive in the city

David Goodwillie tackles two of his favorite subjects, radicalism and New York.

Tricking out a writer’s museum

Tricking out a writer’s museum

Anne Trubek curates Dave Cullen.

Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

Best-selling author Julie Klam talks dogs, Maus and baseball.

Sticky and sweet

Sticky and sweet

From sex cults to black metal, DC Pierson finds books naughty and nice at PowerHouse Arena.

Drawn in by Anne Frank

Drawn in by Anne Frank

Comics vets Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón talk about their new graphic biography.

eBook dim sum

eBook dim sum

For Jennifer 8. Lee, reading a Kindle is like eating Chinese food.

Not afraid

Not afraid

Mary Gaitskill takes a stand against literary snobbery.

Call it gumbo

Call it gumbo

Debut novelist and blogger Ken Wheaton’s shelves are a lot like his recipe for gumbo.

Behind the scenes at Happy Ending

Behind the scenes at Happy Ending

The reading series that dares to be different.

The Stacked Up promo

The Stacked Up promo

Stacking up with Susan Orlean, A. J. Jacobs, Darin Strauss and Laurie Sandell

The freewheelin’ Susan Orlean

orlean_bookcoverGuest Author: Susan Orlean, bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker
Her books:Lazy Little Loafers published by Abrams
Throw Me a Bone published by Simon & Schuster
My Kind of Place published by Random House
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup published by Random House
The Orchid Thief published by Random House
Saturday Night published by Replica Books
Red Sox and Bluefish published by Faber & Faber

THE STACK

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

Lazy Little Loafers by Susan Orlean

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

Great Plains by Ian Frazier

Avian Medicine by by Branson Ritchie, Greg J. Harrison, Don Zantrop and Linda Harrison

Extra Extraordinary Chickens Stephen Green-Armytage

Keeping Pet Chickens by Johannes Paul

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider

MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE
“I Told You Not to Write Again”
“Fool Me Again”
Arthur Yoria
Magnatune Records
“Get What You Want”
“Without Warning”
Beight
Magnatune Records