16 episodes

What is Sarah Jessica Parker reading right now? Which books would Anne Lamott like to foist upon you, dear reader? Goodreads Co-founder and Editor in Chief Elizabeth Khuri Chandler wants to know. Join her as she talks to some of the most creative, dynamic, and interesting people in the world to learn about the books making an impact on their lives. Join the discussion at: http://www.Goodreads.com

Books Of Your Life With Elizabeth Elizabeth Khuri Chandler

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What is Sarah Jessica Parker reading right now? Which books would Anne Lamott like to foist upon you, dear reader? Goodreads Co-founder and Editor in Chief Elizabeth Khuri Chandler wants to know. Join her as she talks to some of the most creative, dynamic, and interesting people in the world to learn about the books making an impact on their lives. Join the discussion at: http://www.Goodreads.com

    Neil Gaiman's Books of His Life

    Neil Gaiman's Books of His Life

    Elizabeth talks to legendary fantasy writer Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, American Gods, the Sandman comic series and many other bestsellers. He's also the co-author of “Good Omens,” which has just been adapted to TV by Amazon. He talks about “playing God” as a writer, about his friend and collaborator Terry Pratchett... and about the books that changed his life - including the children’s book series that inspired him to start writing what would later become “Good Omens.”

    • 30 min
    Helen Hoang's Books of Her Life

    Helen Hoang's Books of Her Life

    Author of "The Bride Test" and "The Kiss Quotient" Helen Hoang talks to Elizabeth about the (steamy!) books of her life. Helen tells Elizabeth about being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, about her rocky relationship with her family, and her love affair with romance novels. Talk about her book picks at the Books of Your Life book club on Goodreads.com!
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    • 34 min
    Melinda Gates' Books of Her Life

    Melinda Gates' Books of Her Life

    Goodreads co-founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler talks to billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates about her new book "The Moment of Lift" and about the books that have shaped her life. Melinda talks about her spiritual journey, the common frustrations she works to overcome, and being willing to show your vulnerabilities as a leader. Check out her picks including Awakening Joy by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander and Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

    • 23 min
    Jared Diamond's Books of His Life

    Jared Diamond's Books of His Life

    Jared Diamond, the author of Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, invites Elizabeth into his Los Angeles home where he shares the books that have shaped his life. He speaks about Walden by Henry David Thoreau, If This is a Man by Primo Levi, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and other books that reflect his adventures in New Guinea. They also discuss his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis and why he remains optimistic for the future.  

    • 25 min
    Will Schwalbe's Books of His Life

    Will Schwalbe's Books of His Life

    Author, editor and entrepreneur Will Schwalbe loves to talk about the books that have changed his life. He's written two books to the subject, The End of Your Life Book Club, which was about the books he read with his mother while she was dying, and Books for Living, about how books can show us how to live each day more fully and with more meaning. In this podcast he talks with Elizabeth about The Importance of Living, Giovanni's Room, A Little Life, and Why I Wake Early among others. 

    • 20 min
    Frederic Tuten's Books of His Life

    Frederic Tuten's Books of His Life

    Author, essayist, art critic, and Guggenheim fellow Frederic Tuten discusses his memoir, My Young Life, Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, Nightwood by Djuna Barnes, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, and why he doesn't want to live in a world without books. 


    *Our theme was composed by Mia Schettino. Additional music from Caius Cowgill's Atlas Orchestra and Podington Bear." 

    • 18 min

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