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  1. Sara Sara says:

    I loved that I picked this up randomly and didn t realize David Sedaris was one of the authors I am not familiar with David Rakoff, who was hilarious Stephen King and Maurice Sendak were excellent, as to be expected I was disappointed that there were only two women interviewed, and one of the women Joyce Johnson was really only asked about Jack Kerouac In general, lots of good stuff here


  2. Lain Lain says:

    Person to person interviews between Terry Gross and a dozen big name authors Some are hilarious David Sedaris and David Rakoff while some are thought provoking Norman Mailer and John Updike But where are all the women Fran Lebowitz was asked about becoming famous for NOT writing, and how she deals with age something Terry didn t ask James Baldwin Joyce Johnson spoke entirely about her relationship with Jack Kerouac, not about her own work From a female interviewer, I expected .


  3. Angela Angela says:

    Fresh Air Writers Speak Terry Gross Interviews 13 Acclaimed Writers jumped out to me when I saw it because I m an NPR nerd To read the back and see that it described itself as a collection of highlights from the program s best interviews with writers left me evenintrigued However, though it helped pass time while driving, I was left mostly unmoved by the content, while enjoying some interesting segments here and there Stephen King s interview was probably the best, followed by that fr Fresh Air Writers Speak Terry Gross Interviews 13 Acclaimed Writers jumped out to me when I saw it because I m an NPR nerd To read the back and see that it described itself as a collection of highlights from the program s best interviews with writers left me evenintrigued However, though it helped pass time while driving, I was left mostly unmoved by the content, while enjoying some interesting segments here and there Stephen King s interview was probably the best, followed by that from Richard Price, who I had not heard of before At 15 years past its release date, the collection felt very dated, with at least two authors coming across as machismo jerks and only two of the thirteen interviewees being women Even then, the two interviews with women either focused on the writer s relationship with a man in the given case, Jack Kerouac and not her own work or or a writer s inability to write forthan a decade due to writer s block


  4. W. Whalin W. Whalin says:

    It was fascinating to hear Stephen King read part of the final chapter of his memoir On Writing about walking outside and getting hit and thrown into the hospital FRESH AIR begins with Stephen King and gives insights from a series of well known American writers that Gross has interviewed on her program Fresh Air Whether Maurice Sendak talking about his writing or Norman Mailer or John Updike I found each interview contained interesting information I didn t know much about Richard Price or All It was fascinating to hear Stephen King read part of the final chapter of his memoir On Writing about walking outside and getting hit and thrown into the hospital FRESH AIR begins with Stephen King and gives insights from a series of well known American writers that Gross has interviewed on her program Fresh Air Whether Maurice Sendak talking about his writing or Norman Mailer or John Updike I found each interview contained interesting information I didn t know much about Richard Price or Allen Ginsberg or Joyce Johnson so these authors were new to me I m not a huge poetry fan but enjoyed listening to Poet Laureate Billy Collins read several of his poems and talk about them with Gross The book is well done and the audio book worth listening to I did not enjoy every chapter and found myself skipping ahead every now and then Because each chapter is a separate author, it s OK to skip ahead I recommend this book The audio book is worth hearing


  5. Megan Rosol Megan Rosol says:

    The audio collection includes abridged interviews with the following authors Stephen King, Maurice Sendak, Richard Price, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Joyce Johnson, John Updike, David Rakoff, Fran Lebowitz, David Sedaris and Billy Collins Recommended for fans of any of these authors or for all of us who love Terry Gross s gentle and skillful interviewing style.


  6. MargaretAnne MargaretAnne says:

    The content was good but only 2 women That s bad enough But the entire interview with one woman was wholly about the male author with whom she d had a love affair Somewhat understandable, given the book she was promoting But in the interview with the other female writer, Terry focused primarily on looks, aging, make up, and plastic surgery What the heck


  7. Sacha Sacha says:

    Found myself mulling over the interviews Only wish some were longer.


  8. Jane Carlson Jane Carlson says:

    Wished there wereinterviews with female authors.


  9. Karen Karen says:

    It s a little out of date, but I enjoyed listening to this on CD.


  10. Pamela Pamela says:

    Terry Gross is a good interviewer, but I was dismayed at how overwhelmingly white and male the chosen writers were


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