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But That's Another Story

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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.

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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.

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302 Ratings
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Superb

By bryanlawsf - Dec 23 2018
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This is a fascinating program that is of the highest calibre.

Soothing to listen to

By michemull - Dec 14 2018
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I LOVED the Jodie Foster episode! My personal hero.

iTunes Ratings

302 Ratings
Average Ratings
262
8
8
8
16

Superb

By bryanlawsf - Dec 23 2018
Read more
This is a fascinating program that is of the highest calibre.

Soothing to listen to

By michemull - Dec 14 2018
Read more
I LOVED the Jodie Foster episode! My personal hero.
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But That's Another Story

Updated 7 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Janielle Kastner

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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 Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin, as well as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. You can listen to Janielle's podcast, Untitled Dad Project, here.  

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Aug 09 2019
20 mins
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Rank #2: Jodie Foster

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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, Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Check out the podcasts Better at Everything and Grammar Girl, and the audiobook for Nine Perfect Strangers.

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Dec 14 2018
23 mins
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Rank #3: Min Jin Lee

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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 and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

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Feb 23 2018
24 mins
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Rank #4: Dani Shapiro

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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 Book of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.    

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Jul 26 2019
23 mins
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Rank #5: Hari Kondabolu

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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 and W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk.

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Jun 29 2018
22 mins
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Rank #6: Louise Penny

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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 Beckett, and Still Life by Louise Penny.

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May 18 2018
22 mins
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Rank #7: Veronica Chambers

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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 Exorcistby William Peter Blatty, Queen Beyand Mama's Girlby Veronica Chambers, and The House of the Spiritsby Isabel Allende.

You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub.

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Apr 05 2019
22 mins
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Rank #8: Elizabeth Khuri Chandler

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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, check out Heidi by Johanna Spyri, The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Dune by Frank Herbert. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Check out the podcasts Grammar Girl and Case Closed, and the audiobook for A Well Behaved Woman.

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Nov 30 2018
22 mins
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Rank #9: Melinda Gates

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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 Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, The Moment of Liftby Melinda Gates, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaretby Judy Blume, Awakening Joyby James Baraz, and The Book of Awakeningby Mark Nepo.

You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub.

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May 03 2019
18 mins
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Rank #10: Kevin Kwan

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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's by Truman Capote, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, and A Book of Common Prayer and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. Please fill out our survey at bit.ly/butthatsanothersurvey.

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Jun 15 2018
21 mins
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Rank #11: Sam Sanders

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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. Scott Fitzgerald, New People by Danzy Senna, and Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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Mar 09 2018
22 mins
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Rank #12: Maeve Higgins

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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 Bushnell's Sex and the City, Maeve Higgins' Maeve in America, Roald Dahl's Matilda, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the Giant Peach, C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Please fill out our survey at bit.ly/butthatsanothersurvey.

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Jul 27 2018
21 mins
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Rank #13: Mari Andrew

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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 Fitzhugh, The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, and Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew. Check out the podcast Grammar Girl, and the audiobook for Nine Perfect Strangers.

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Jan 11 2019
22 mins
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Rank #14: Cherise Wolas

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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 Party from Macmillan Audio. 

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Jul 12 2019
14 mins
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Rank #15: Keith Gessen

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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, War and Peaceby Leo Tolstoy, Infinite Jestby David Foster Wallace, and Humboldt's Giftby Saul Bellow.

You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub.
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Apr 19 2019
22 mins
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