Nov 8, 2011 — The Vanity Fair critic was an aspiring writer when he arrived in a turbulent Manhattan in 1972. In his memoir, Lucking Out, he writes about the crime and culture (and pornography) he discovered there.
Aug 26, 2011 — Let's Take The Long Way Home, Gail Caldwell's story of friendship, is on the list for a second week.
Aug 10, 2011 — Novelist David Grossman returns with an Israeli mother's story, while Anne Weisgarber looks at African-American homesteaders. In memoir, Gail Caldwell recalls an indelible friendship, and Mira Bartok reconnects with her mother. Meanwhile, Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly extol the power of wonder.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Aug 7, 2010 — Gail Caldwell wasn't looking to make friends when she met Caroline Knapp. But gradually the women's lives became thoroughly intertwined, and they formed a sisterly bond that lasted until the day Caroline died of lung cancer. Now Caldwell has written a memoir, Let's Take the Long Way Home, about their friendship.
Sep 14, 2008 — A classical scholar with a voracious appetite for high and low culture alike, he's dauntingly smart — but far too interested in why we love what we love to be a snob. Jacki Lyden talks to Mendelsohn about his new essay collection.