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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 authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady Roxanne Coady

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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 authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.

    Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

    Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, we revisit our conversation with Tim Wu to discuss his book, The Curse of Bigness, now available in paperback and which examines the history of antitrust actions in the 20th century, making the argument that breaking up today's largest high-tech titans would be good for business as well as our democracy. 
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    Bishop Michael B. Curry on Hopeful Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

    Bishop Michael B. Curry on Hopeful Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Bishop Michael B. Curry joins Roxanne to discuss his new book, Love Is the Way: Holding On to Hope in Troubled Times.
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    Janice P. Nimura on the Case for Admiring "Unlikable" Women

    Janice P. Nimura on the Case for Admiring "Unlikable" Women

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Janice P. Nimura joins Roxanne to discuss her new book, The Doctors Blackwell.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Episode!

    The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Episode!

    Join Roxanne Coady and the staff of RJ Julia Booksellers as we explore the best books of the year to give as gifts to the readers in your life.
    Books discussed include:
    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X – Les Payne
    Eleanor: A Life – David Michaelis
    The Luckiest Man – Mark Salter
    Modern Comfort Food – Ina Garten
    Jacques Pepin: Quick & Simple
    Winter Cocktails : Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks – Maria del Mar Sacasa
    The Choice – Dr. Edith Eger
    The Gift – Dr. Edith Eger
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb – (mentioned, not discussed)
    Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places - Annette Giesecke
    Chasing Chopin – Annik LaFarge
    The Fire Next Time  - James Baldwin 
    Begin Again – Eddie Glaude Jr.
    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You : A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning – Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
    Just Us – Claudia Rankine
    Citizen
    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ijeoma Oluo, Leslie Gray Streeter, and Jennifer Palmieri on Writing—and Thriving—in a World of Mediocre White Men

    Ijeoma Oluo, Leslie Gray Streeter, and Jennifer Palmieri on Writing—and Thriving—in a World of Mediocre White Men

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, in partnership with Hachette, Ijeoma Oluo (Mediocre), Jennifer Palmieri (She Proclaims), and Leslie Gray Streeter (Black Widow) join Roxanne to discuss their new books.
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    Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race. Her work on race has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has twice been named to the Root 100, and she received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
    Jennifer Palmieri is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Madam President. She was the Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She has previously served as the White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and as National Press Secretary for the John Edwards presidential campaign in 2004 and the Democratic Party in 2002. She is currently President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, frequently appearing on television, radio outlets, and lectures throughout the country.
    Leslie Gray Streeter is an entertainment columnist for the Palm Beach Post. Her writing has been featured in the Miami Herald, Modern Loss, and elsewhere. Streeter’s many speaking engagements include annual appearances at Camp Widow, a national organization for widowed people reaching nearly 500,000, and a series of book club events for women. Leslie lives in West Palm Beach with her mother, Tina, and her son, Brooks.

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    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.
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    • 45 min
    Dr. Edith Eger Has Some Thoughts on Survival

    Dr. Edith Eger Has Some Thoughts on Survival

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Edith Eger joins Roxanne to discuss her new book, The Gift.
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    An eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps, Dr. Edith Eger has worked with veterans, military personnel, and victims of physical and mental trauma. She lives in La Jolla, California. She is the author of the award-winning book The Choice and The Gift.
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    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.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

Janie B 2181 ,

Smart, informative, and fun!

Roxanne is such a smart talented interviewer. Her questions elicit great comments from her guests. I learn so much and enjoy this podcast so much. I look forward to each episode.

Queen Deej ,

Love Roxanne’s Interviews

I don’t typically read non-fiction but after listening to a few episodes, through her thoughtful, funny and insightful interviews Roxanne has totally converted me. These intimate conversations are thought provoking as they are pleasant, I so enjoy listening to Roxanne get the inside story from the authors even when I don’t always plan on reading their books, it’s always a great listen!

Chrisbman ,

Accidentally stumbled across this podcast

I adore Tim O’Brien’s books, yet I’ve never heard him speak. The interview with him made me laugh and cry. What a special human being. Thank you for that episode. I love him even more now. I’m going to reread A Lake in The Woods & The Things They Carried.

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