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James B. Stewart on Going Inside the “Deep State”
Oct 10 • 55 min
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Tatiana Schlossberg Wants You to Be Less Serious About Climate Change
Oct 3 • 65 min
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What Does It Mean to Be Human? Lori Gottlieb on the World of Therapy
Sep 26 • 57 min
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic‘s weekly “Dear…
How Do You Become Racist? Alexandra Fuller on Her Childhood in Rhodesia
Sep 18 • 39 min
Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her mid-twenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. Fuller is the author of several memoirs including Travel Light, Move…
Is the World More or Less F*cked Up Than It Used to Be? Tim Desmond on Mindfulness Practices for Real Life
Sep 12 • 27 min
How do we respond to the immensity of suffering that confronts us and overwhelms us without losing our compassion or sanity? This week, Roxanne Coady sits down with Tim Desmond to discuss his book, How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World: Mindfulness…
How Do We Write About Grief? Jayson Greene on Life After Trauma
Sep 5 • 59 min
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How Doing Nothing May Be the Best Way to Focus on the Real World
Aug 29 • 52 min
JENNY ODELL is an artist and writer who teaches at Stanford, has been an artist-in-residence at places like the San Francisco dump, Facebook, the Internet Archive, and the San Francisco Planning Department, and has exhibited her art all over the world.…
Was the Last Pirate of New York City Its First Gangster?
Aug 22 • 48 min
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Brenda Wineapple on What We Can Learn From the First Impeachment
Aug 15 • 50 min
Brenda Wineapple is the author of the award-winning Hawthorne: A Life, Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner, and Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in many publications, among them The American Scholar,…
Lisa Taddeo on the Female Perspective of Sexuality
Aug 8 • 35 min
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Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady: Lisa Taddeo Preview
Aug 5 • 2 min
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One on One with the Author of “The Silent Patient”
Apr 10 • 35 min
First-time author Alex Michaelides’ novel which landed #1 on The New York Times best-seller list in its first week is the debut book for Celadon, a new imprint of Macmillan. Says Roxanne “I knew it was going to be a wild and riveting ride from the opening…
Macmillan Launches a NEW Imprint; 12 Books From Lithub.com
Mar 26 • 69 min
Roxanne hit the Big Apple and sat down with publishing powerhouses Jamie Raab and Deb Futter, the founders of a NEW Macmillan imprint, Celadon. Also in this episode, we hear from recurring guest and friend of the show Dan Sheehan, of Literary Hub! Roxanne…
Searching for America’s Moral Imagination & “The Common Good”
Mar 14 • 44 min
Political commentator, and college professor Robert Reich joined Roxanne to talk about his latest book The Common Good. Roxanne and Professor Reich had a far-ranging conversation that included the intersection between capitalism and progressivism, the…
Flashback Fiction Friday: 4 of Our Faves!
Mar 8 • 20 min
TGIF! All of us at Just the Right Book thought it would be fun to revisit some of our favorite fiction writers from the past two seasons. Hear what inspired their stories and characters in this special episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Meet the Hosts of “The Librarian Is In”
Feb 28 • 36 min
Roxanne hit the Big Apple last week to sit down with Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius, the hosts of the New York Public Library’s popular podcast The Librarian Is In, a show all about books, culture, and what to read next. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Former Obama Staffer Talks Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
Feb 22 • 40 min
Roxanne recently sat down with technology law expert and professor Tim Wu at his Columbia University office in New York City to discuss his latest book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age which examines the history of antitrust actions…
Bonus: Live with Madeleine Albright
Feb 18 • 17 min
In this special bonus episode, we take you inside the Q&A session of RJ Julia’s recent live event with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Yale School of Management. Listen to Roxanne’s exclusive interview with Madeleine Albright here!…
Madeleine Albright: Redefining Fascism
Feb 14 • 43 min
RJ Julia recently hosted the former Secretary of State to a sold-out crowd at the Yale School of Management. Albright sat down for an exclusive interview with Roxanne to discuss her latest book Fascism: A Warning where she draws on her experiences as a…
God, Rebellion, & The Beatles; A Coming-Of-Age Story
Feb 7 • 52 min
Roxanne says first-time author Erin Hosier “assuredly can tell her story and does so with the kind of wit, energy, warmth, and honesty that rivets you to the page.” The New York City native and literary agent kicked off publicity for her memoir “Don’t Let…
2 Hot New February Releases From Lit Hub!
Feb 1 • 8 min
We welcome back Dan Sheehan from Literary Hub to give us the scoop on a couple of this month’s titillating titles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now!
Jan 31 • 52 min
Is your smart speaker listening to your conversations? Is Google reading your emails? Jaron Lanier, the author of the international bestsellers “You Are Not a Gadget” and “Who Owns the Future?” touches on these topics and more when he recently joined…
Dani Shapiro Uncovers Cathartic Family Secret in Latest Memoir
Jan 23 • 40 min
During a recent sold-out event at RJ Julia, Dani sat down with Roxanne to discuss her fifth memoir, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, how a commercial DNA kit revealed her hidden lineage, and her emotional connection to her family…
4 Books to Read Right Now From Literary Hub!
Jan 22 • 12 min
We recently welcomed Irish fiction writer, journalist, and editor of LitHub’s Bookmarks section, Dan Sheehan back to the show to dish on his recent column, books he is currently loving, and his favorite book of 2018!! This episode was recorded on January…
The One Book That Offers 5 Principles to Being Fearless!
Jan 17 • 41 min
As a co-founder of the foundation with her husband, Steve, Jean Case has discovered and embraced the role of being fearless as a key ingredient for everyone and anyone to realize their potential and purpose. The entrepreneurial powerhouse joined us to…
Michelle Obama in Her Own Words: An Excerpt from “Becoming”
Jan 11 • 6 min
3.4 million copies sold last year made Becoming by Michelle Obama the best-selling book of 2018! We are thrilled to share an excerpt of the memoir read by the former first lady herself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Listen Back With 3 of The New York Times Best Books of 2018
Jan 10 • 39 min
Last week we heard Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review discuss the 10 Best Books of 2018! But before you dive into your 2019 TBR pile, you might just want to take a look back at some of the best titles of this past year as chosen by…
5 Inspiring Book Picks From Roxanne!
Jan 4 • 4 min
From poems, toasts, and inspiring quotes that feed your heart and mind to brief body-bending exercises, these inspiring books will help you kick 2019 off right! Plus, they make perfect hostess gifts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2018!
Jan 3 • 22 min
2018 produced some spectacular literary page turners and if you are looking to catch up before you dive into your 2019 New Year’s reading resolutions, we’ve got you covered! Pamela Paul, who is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees…
Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect New Year’s Eve Menu!
Dec 26, 2018 • 45 min
Say goodbye to 2018 in style with a marvelous meal curated exclusively for Just the Right Book listeners by culinary guru Dorie Greenspan! The James Beard Award winner recently stopped by RJ Julia to talk about her thirteenth book Everyday Dorie: The Way…
How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Plate!
Dec 23, 2018 • 6 min
Hosting holiday house guests and need some tips on what to serve? Culinary guru Dorie Greenspan recently sat down with Roxanne at RJ Julia to chat about her new book Everyday Dorie and give us the scoop on making a holiday-worthy cheese platter! Make sure…
13 Books for Your Holiday Shopping List!
Dec 20, 2018 • 38 min
Here at Just the Right Book Podcast we believe that books are the perfect gift for any occasion! So, we enlisted the help of two of our esteemed experts. This year’s gift guide should help you find the perfect book for everyone on your holiday shopping…
Roxanne Reacts to Your Fan Mail: Part 4!
Dec 15, 2018 • 4 min
We love hearing your comments and book recommendations! Please keep them coming by reaching out to us at [email protected] or on our Twitter and Facebook pages! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What The Founding Fathers Would Say About America Today
Dec 12, 2018 • 52 min
Says Roxanne, “Professor Ellis has earned a Pulitzer, a national book award, and has brilliantly navigated the tricky balance of producing books of scholarly standards with widespread, enthusiastic, appreciative readership. He now brings these…
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
Dec 5, 2018 • 60 min
What to read next? What to read at all? This is the dilemma of all readers, whether they are reading one or 200 books a year. James Mutich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List includes many of the classics you might expect like Plato…
6 Audiobooks From AudioFile Magazine!
Nov 30, 2018 • 15 min
In our crazy-busy world, finding time to read is not always easy. Thankfully, audiobooks offer a handy way to dive into your favorite bestseller while you commute, exercise or even cook! Robin Whitten, the founder and editor of AudioFile Magazine started…
The Origins of “Outlander” with Author Diana Gabaldon
Nov 28, 2018 • 47 min
Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon recently joined Roxanne to talk about her wildly popular Outlander book series which holds the #2 spot on the list of America’s best-loved works of fiction by PBS’ Great American Read. The eight-book series has sold over…
“Outlander” Author on Hit STARZ Series
Nov 25, 2018 • 6 min
Outlander is a STARZ original series based on the wildly popular collection of books by Diana Gabaldon. While the hit television adaptation is just four episodes into its fourth season, Gabaldon is just about wrapped on her ninth novel! The New York Times…
Inside “The Witch Elm” with Tana French
Nov 21, 2018 • 48 min
Tana French’s latest novel, The Witch Elm is her first departure from her bestselling Dublin Murder Squad series, of which there are six. The former theatrical actress who has been called “incandescent” by Stephen King and “absolutely mesmerizing” by…
Tana French Reacts to Stephen King’s New York Times Review
Nov 16, 2018 • 5 min
“The Witch Elm” by best-selling author and theatrical actress Tana French has been called “extraordinary” by the “King of Horror” Stephen King. Tana spoke to Roxanne about her latest novel and gushed about King’s recent and rare book review for The New…
Steve Jobs’ Daughter Finds Her Own Voice in Revealing New Memoir
Nov 14, 2018 • 53 min
If you haven’t read Lisa Brennan-Job’s memoir “Small Fry” yet, you will likely hear about it because Lisa’s father was Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. But this is not a biography of Steve Jobs. Rather, it is a portrait of growing up in California in the…
Roxanne Reacts to Your Fan Mail: Part 3!
Nov 9, 2018 • 4 min
From classic 19th Century love stories to modern day memoirs, Roxanne reads your fan mail and shares your favorite stories! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Nov 7, 2018 • 78 min
2018 marks 200 years since the birth of Frederick Douglass, and we now have the first major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by prize-winning historian and Yale Professor David Blight is based on nearly a…
8 Books to Read For Election Day!
Nov 3, 2018 • 20 min
On a special election edition of JTRB Bookmarks, we welcomed back Lissa Muscatine, owner of the renowned Politics & Prose in Washington, DC to give us the scoop on what books we should be paying attention to the weekend before the election. Don’t forget…
46 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!
Nov 1, 2018 • 72 min
If you’re trying to fill your holiday wish list with amazing titles, look no further! Roxanne recently hosted a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhouses Michael Kindness, Jennifer Black and author, Matthew Dicks. The event, which took…
5 Creepy Books to Read This Halloween!
Oct 26, 2018 • 8 min
Whether you crave a hair-raising whodunit, a frightening family-friendly novel, or the book that inspired Netflix’s hottest spine-chilling series, we’ve got you covered! We enlisted the help of David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter for EW to get you in…
17 Fall Book Picks From Entertainment Weekly!
Oct 25, 2018 • 37 min
Entertainment Weekly is your one stop shop for all the latest news about TV shows, movies, music, theater, and of course books! We were honored to welcome back David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter for Entertainment Weekly to give us the scoop on what…
What to Read Before Heading to Movie Theaters This Fall!
Oct 19, 2018 • 7 min
Autumn days beg for pumpkin, apple cider and of course books! There are an increasing number of book-to-film adaptations. Roxanne recommends reading these books before you hit the cinema this Fall! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Re-release: How Propaganda Works
Oct 17, 2018 • 36 min
Jason Stanley stopped by the Just the Right Book studios last year to discuss his book How Propaganda Works and how language influences the way we think and reason about public issues. In his new book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, the…
Your 2018 National Book Award Finalists!
Oct 13, 2018 • 6 min
The 2018 National Book Awards Winners will be announced on November 14th. Roxanne highlights some of her favorite titles from the longlist which feature five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.…
“Paper Chase” Author’s Latest Novel Explores a Fractured Love Story
Oct 11, 2018 • 32 min
In John Jay Osborne Jr.’s new novel, “Listen to the Marriage” we are introduced to a couple who seemed to be destined for divorce. Told through the therapist’s eyes, we see the couple both confront and skirt issues that have torn them apart. The former…
4 Books to Help You Survive the Bad News Overload
Oct 5, 2018 • 8 min
Suffering from bad news overload? Well, we have a couple of remedies. One is dancing…and the other is books, of course! Roxanne shares four books that are distracting, witty, and engaging! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Past #MeToo: Constraints & Imbalances That Shape Women’s Lives
Oct 4, 2018 • 48 min
Bestselling National Book Award finalist Kate Walbert stopped by the Just the Right Book studios for an in depth interview on her latest book which Roxanne calls “gorgeous, restrained, and powerful.” The 149 page novel is a timely story about a 15 year…
Celebrating Banned Books Week!
Sep 28, 2018 • 4 min
This week is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Across the country there are discussions about schools, libraries, and communities banning books for their incendiary content. They shockingly include books like The Color…
How Doing Nothing Can Make You More Productive
Sep 26, 2018 • 26 min
Alan Lightman is a physicist, novelist, and essayist who believes we are losing ourselves in the digital network and builds a case that the overload of Information and distraction from technology is making us less productive. The MIT professor joined…
Roxanne Reacts To Your Fan Mail: Part 2!
Sep 21, 2018 • 5 min
From the Tri-state area to the Golden State, Roxanne responds to listener emails from coast to coast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anne Bogel Would “Rather Be Reading”; Lithub.com’s Book Picks & More
Sep 20, 2018 • 70 min
We were delighted to welcome Dan Sheehan, the Bookmark’s editor at Literary Hub to discuss what books are hot right now, and his debut novel, Restless Souls. Also in this episode, we welcome back the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the…
4 Book Club-Worthy Reads!!
Sep 13, 2018 • 6 min
BookTrib.com’s new deal with the Girly Book Club sends four books from select publishers to 50 U.S. book clubs every month. BookTrib’s Jim Alkon describes the four titles in the program’s inaugural package. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
25 Must-Reads From 4 of Our Favorite Experts!
Sep 13, 2018 • 39 min
Looking for more books to add to your TBR pile?! Here at JTRB Podcast, we are pleased to have such amazing & knowledgeable friends on our show to share what they are reading and loving! During this special episode, we revisit some of our favorite book…
Re-release: Charles Duhigg on Being “Smarter, Faster & Better”
Sep 7, 2018 • 44 min
Want to get more done without sacrificing what you care about most? Last spring Charles Duhigg joined us to talk about his latest book, “Smarter Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity.” “People often get tied up in being busy,…
17 Book Picks From 7 Independent Bookstores!
Sep 6, 2018 • 36 min
JTRB Podcast takes you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite indie bookstores from past episodes! Looking for a new book recommendation? We have 17 suggestions for you to choose from! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Senator John McCain in His Own Words: A Tribute
Aug 31, 2018 • 24 min
Senator John McCain recorded the last chapter of his book, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations earlier this year and all of us at Just the Right Book thought the finest tribute would be to honor the true…
Sarah Jessica Parker Talks New Imprint, SATC’s Impact on Women & More
Aug 29, 2018 • 40 min
Sarah Jessica Parker who is best known for her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw is also a producer, designer, and now a publisher, recently launching her own imprint, SJP for Hogarth. In a rare and revealing interview, the Sex and the City star opens up to…
Mark Salter on McCain’s Legacy, Presidential Run & His Vision for America
Aug 23, 2018 • 70 min
In part two of Roxanne’s powerful sit-down with Mark Salter, the two dive further into ”The Restless Wave”, the latest collaboration between Senator John McCain and his longtime aide, speechwriter and friend, Mark. Salter shares his first-hand story of…
John McCain’s Co-Author, Mark Salter on a Great American Patriot
Aug 22, 2018 • 33 min
Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including Faith of My Fathers and their latest, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. Salter recently joined Roxanne for an intimate conversation in…
5 Hot New Summer Debuts to Have on Your Radar!
Aug 17, 2018 • 7 min
With the dog days of summer finally winding down, there’s a handful of new and exciting literary voices you won’t want to miss! We are delighted to welcome David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter at Entertainment Weekly to share some of his favorite…
Re-release: 15 Must-Reads From “Books on the Nightstand”
Aug 15, 2018 • 34 min
Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from “Books on the Nightstand” joined Roxanne in the “Just the Right Book” studios to chat about books they are reading. They also give more than a dozen recommendations for your TBR list! This…
5 Books That Make You Want to Book A Trip ASAP!
Aug 9, 2018 • 7 min
Whether you are planning an end of summer getaway, or need ideas on where to go, Buzzfeed’s Newsletter Editor, Ciera Velarde has five books to inspire your next vacay! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17 Books That Changed Their Lives
Aug 8, 2018 • 27 min
“What is the book that changed your life?” That is the question Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests. “The stories are often poignant, personal or funny”, says Roxanne “and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.” On a special…
5 Perfect Picture Books For Back To School!
Aug 3, 2018 • 8 min
Grab your backpack, pencils and books, it’s time to head back to school! We enlisted elementary school librarian and Book Riot contributor Ashlie Swicker to help you and your family get ready for the new school year! Learn more about your ad choices.…
Meet The New York Times’ New Romance Columnist Jaime Green
Aug 1, 2018 • 37 min
Romance is one of the most successful genres in publishing despite often being overlooked by both the mainstream media and the publishing world. Jaime Green is a writer, editor and teacher who has has written about books for Slate, Vulture, Thrillist,…
Anne Bogel’s 5 Paperback Picks
Jul 27, 2018 • 7 min
Monday July 30th is National Paperback Book Day! We are thrilled to welcome back Anne Bogel, the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the host of one of our favorite book podcasts, What Should I Read Next?. Anne gives us five great choices…
Gail Honeyman Says “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”
Jul 26, 2018 • 28 min
Reese Witherspoon has a reputation for celebrating women’s stories through “Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine” so its no surprise that the Legally Blonde actress has optioned Gail Honeyman’s novel for the big screen. The first-time author opens up to…
Roxanne Reacts To Your Fan Mail!
Jul 21, 2018 • 6 min
From Singapore to New England, Roxanne reads listener emails from around the globe! Our fans have amazing taste in books and we are thrilled to share some of your picks! Please continue to write to us and share your book recommendations! Email us at…
11 Must-Read Books From One of Our Favorite Insiders
Jul 18, 2018 • 24 min
Frequent guest, Penguin Random House sales rep and former Books on the Nightstand host, Michael Kindness is back to share some of his favorite reads just in time for your summer vacation! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
JTRB’s Indie Author Poll Winner!
Jul 13, 2018 • 49 min
Jason Pellegrini’s latest sci-fi page turner, “Booth,” tells the story of a death row inmate as he reflects on his life on the day of his execution. The Long Island native who beat out 23 other independent authors to become the winner of JTRB’s previous…
Storytelling Tips & Tricks From a Moth Champion
Jul 11, 2018 • 58 min
Internationally bestselling author, storyteller, podcaster, and 35-time Moth StorySLAM champion, Matthew Dicks recently stopped by our studios to share his numerous tips and tools to help us all become storytellers with his new book “Storyworthy: Engage,…
4 Books To Read Before They Become Movies!
Jul 6, 2018 • 6 min
Book-to-movie adaptations are bigger than ever in 2018! We are thrilled to welcome back Cristina Arreola, Senior Books Editor at Bustle to give us the scoop on which books to read before they hit the big screen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Roxanne’s 22 Must-Read Books For The Summer
Jul 3, 2018 • 49 min
Wondering what to read while the sun is out and the days are long? Roxanne has you covered with twenty-two hand-picked reads from biographies and self-help books to deliciously disturbing novels, beach reads and more! Learn more about your ad choices.…
3 Patriotic Books for the 4th of July!
Jun 29, 2018 • 8 min
Whether you’re hitting the beach or a BBQ, pick up one of these three books this Independence Day! We enlisted the help of friend, author, and storyteller Matthew Dicks to recommend some titles that celebrate the birth of our nation. Learn more about your…
Is This Your (Financial) Year?
Jun 27, 2018 • 36 min
We’re more willing to talk about sex than money. New York Times correspondent John Schwartz discusses our discomfort with financial planning in his new book, “This is the Year I put My Financial Life in Order.” Schwartz (who didn’t have a will until age…
In a Reading Slump? We Can Help!
Jun 22, 2018 • 11 min
It happens to most of us one time or another. But how do you snap out of the dreaded reading slump? We enlisted the help of Just the Right Book regular Michael Kindness to give us some tips and recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
“I Don’t Know How She Does It” Author Does It Again!
Jun 20, 2018 • 62 min
Allison Pearson’s latest book, “How Hard Can It Be” has already been optioned for TV by the producer of HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies.” The book’s prequel, “I Don’t Know How She Does It” sold over 4 million copies and inspired a film starring Sarah…
Michael Chabon’s Father’s Day Plans
Jun 15, 2018 • 5 min
Just in time for Father’s Day., we find hear about bestselling author (and father of four) Michael Chabon’s Father’s Day plans. Still need a gift for dad? Pick up a copy of Chabon’s new book “Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces”. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Michael Chabon: A Look at Fatherhood & Writing
Jun 13, 2018 • 38 min
Pulitzer prize-winning, best-selling author Michael Chabon joined us for a conversation about his new book of essays called Pop’s: Fatherhood in Pieces. Roxanne says “there is no shortage of books exploring the world of motherhood…but there aren’t enough…
4 Audiobooks For Your Long Summer Drives!
Jun 8, 2018 • 9 min
June is Audiobook Appreciation Month so we enlisted the help of Sharifah Williams from Book Riot to help pick out your next audiobook for those long summer drives! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Beyond #MeToo: Addressing Gender Roles in the Workplace
Jun 6, 2018 • 52 min
Joanne Lipman, the bestselling author of the book, “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell them) About Working Together” brings her experience as deputy editor at the Wall Street Journal, and editor-in-chief at USA Today to…
4 LGBTQ Books to Read During Pride Month!
Jun 1, 2018 • 11 min
Books about the LGBTQ community that reflect their lives and experiences as chosen by the expert staff of RJ Julia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tara Westover: From Harrowing Childhood to Cambridge PhD
May 30, 2018 • 46 min
No birth certificates, no school, no doctors, no registered existence, and abuse at the hands of one of her brothers. Westover’s first book “Educated” describes how she escaped a traumatic childhood to graduate from Brigham Young, Harvard, and Cambridge…
6 Beach Reads for Memorial Day Weekend!
May 25, 2018 • 8 min
Roxanne shares 6 of her favorite beach reads to help you kick off your Memorial Day weekend in our first Bookmarks episode of the new season! Whether its a classic beach read, a political thriller or a short story collection, we’ve got you covered! ”I…
Rachel Kushner Goes Inside a Women’s Prison in “The Mars Room”
May 23, 2018 • 68 min
Two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner’s new book, “The Mars Room” tells the story of Romy Hall who was serving two consecutive life sentences plus six years at the Stanville Women’s Correction Facility in California’s Central Valley. Also…
Re-release: Our Very First Episode with Luvvie Ajayi
May 17, 2018 • 44 min
Luvvie Ajayi dished on meeting Oprah, moving to the US from Nigeria, and raising awareness of HIV/AIDS among women in our inaugural episode! The comic phenom and award winning author’s first book I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual became an instant New…
Re-release: Asking “Ask Amy” About her New Memoir
May 10, 2018 • 40 min
Amy Dickinson chats about finding love at middle-age, the heartbreak of caring for an ailing parent at the end of life and moving back to her hometown of Freeville, NY. The nationally syndicated advice columnist’s book, “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things:…
Re-release: Our Guest John Grisham
May 3, 2018 • 29 min
John Grisham revealed just how close he came to ending his writing career when the mega-bestselling author joined us last summer to promote the crime fiction thriller, Camino Island. (now out in paperback) “If this book doesn’t work, I’m quitting this,”…
Re-release: Our Guest Elizabeth Strout
Apr 26, 2018 • 32 min
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout gives us the scoop on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series based on her book Olive Kitteridge and shares her thoughts on Frances McDormand as the title character. We celebrate the paperback release of her renowned novel…
Re-release: Daphne Merkin is “This Close to Happy”
Apr 18, 2018 • 44 min
Daphne Merkin opens up about her battles with depression and offers advice on supporting loved ones struggling with the disease as we welcome the paperback release of her acclaimed memoir. This is a fascinating conversation with the novelist and critic…
Re-release: Our Conversation with Michael Connelly
Apr 12, 2018 • 43 min
Just in time for the paperback release of The Late Show introducing Det. Renée Ballard, a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD, we reflect on the best-selling author Michael Connelly’s discussion with Roxanne at an exclusive live…
Ep 72: James Forman Jr. Talks Slavery and His Own Surprising Prejudices
Apr 5, 2018 • 24 min
In part two of Roxanne’s sit-down with James Forman Jr., the two dive further into James’ first book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. Forman tells us his first-hand story of the criminal justice system from his experience as a…
Ep 71: James Forman Jr. on Political Activism
Mar 29, 2018 • 31 min
The Wall Street Journal says, “If we are going to have a national conversation about race in the United States, a book like [James Forman Jr.’s] Locking Up Our Own ought to set the tone.” James and Roxanne explored the intricacies of political activism…
Bookmarks Ep 7: 5 Must-Read Books According to Harvard Professors!
Mar 27, 2018 • 5 min
Business Insider recently asked a group of Harvard Professors which included Nobel laureates, scientists, economists, and Pulitzer Prize winners to share the single book they think students should read in 2018. Roxanne tells us, “I love lists because it…
Ep 70: “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua Does It Again
Mar 22, 2018 • 44 min
She flipped the notion of parenting on end with her last book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Now she takes her latest shot and claims the way we act is destroying the world. Her latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations…
Bookmarks Ep 6: Book News From Michelle Obama & Dolly Parton!
Mar 19, 2018 • 5 min
Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s “deeply personal” memoir, Becoming drops this Fall! Roxanne also discusses country music legend Dolly Parton’s non-profit, Imagination Library which just celebrated a huge milestone! Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek into…
Ep 69: Is Democracy in Danger?
Mar 15, 2018 • 42 min
Our guest Yascha Mounk’s new book, “The People Vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It” is “a provocative must read,” according to Roxanne. Roxanne and Yascha will explore how we got to where we are and what we can do about it.…
Bookmarks Ep 5: 18 Books For Your March Reading Madness!
Mar 13, 2018 • 3 min
From fairy princesses to books about family relationships, immigration and more, Harper’s Bazaar has something for everyone’s March Reading Madness! Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek into our next episode featuring Yascha Mounk where he discusses his…
Ep 68: 8 Simple Steps to Help You Through Grief
Mar 9, 2018 • 43 min
Julia Samuel’s first book Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, And Surviving is organized by the type of loss; losing a parent, losing a child, and confronting your own death. Is the way which someone grieves different by the loss or is it more defined by…
Bookmarks Ep 4: Amy Bloom Reads From “White Houses”
Mar 6, 2018 • 7 min
Roxanne recently sat down with author and friend Amy Bloom to talk about her new book White Houses, inspired by one of the most intimate relationships in history between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Listen to Amy read an excerpt from…
Ep 67: YOU May Be Related to Hillary Clinton
Mar 1, 2018 • 62 min
A.J. Jacobs, journalist and contributing writer for Esquire, shares how he chronicled his three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history in his latest book, “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree.” We also…
Bookmarks Ep 3: A Book Lovers Guide to the 2018 Oscars!
Feb 27, 2018 • 4 min
Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting The Oscars again this year and we are thrilled to see so many book-based movies nominated! Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek of our conversation with author A.J. Jacobs talking about “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down…
Ep 66: 5 Books From Bustle; A Biofiction on Eleanor Roosevelt’s Secret White House Romance
Feb 23, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, Bustle’s Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola talks to Roxanne about everything from BookCon to Broadway and their shared love of Cheryl Strayed. Also in this episode, we hear from author Amy Bloom who was at RJ Julia recently to launch…
Bookmarks Ep 2: A.J. Jacobs Reads from “It’s All Relative”
Feb 20, 2018 • 6 min
A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, and contributing writer for Esquire. His latest book “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” chronicles Jacobs’s three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history. In this…
Ep 65: Marriage and the Art of Living Together
Feb 15, 2018 • 44 min
On this week’s episode we meet Daphne De Marneffe, the author of “The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together.” She takes us through some of the major stressors of marriage like money and sex, and offers tips for couples who might be going…
Bookmarks Ep 1: 3 Books to Fall in Love With This V-Day!
Feb 13, 2018 • 5 min
It’s Valentines Day and of course we think books are the perfect gift! So, for our first Bookmark Roxanne recommends some of the best books to read about love. Also in today’s Bookmarks, we give you a sneak peek at this week’s interview with Daphne De…
Ep 64: Dear Match Book; Min Jin Lee’s “Pachinko” Live
Feb 8, 2018 • 53 min
Nicole Lamy is a writer, book critic and literary matchmaker for The New York Times’ Match Book column. Nicole joined Just the Right Book to talk book recommendations, the most outrageous letter that she has ever received, and the books that changed her…
Tidbits Ep 21: The National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists!
Feb 3, 2018 • 3 min
The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) recently announced its 30 finalists in six categories––autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry––for the outstanding books of 2017. The awards will be presented on March 15, 2018 at the…
Ep 63: Inside the WSJ’s Book List; Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come”
Feb 1, 2018 • 63 min
Looking for a good book to curl up with this winter? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast Roxanne is joined by Ellen Gamerman, the Arts and Culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Also in this episode, Roxanne…
Tidbits Ep 20: Jeff Goodell Reads From “The Water Will Come”
Jan 26, 2018 • 4 min
Author, journalist, and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell’s latest book “The Water Will Come” details how oceanside places are becoming more and more vulnerable to rising seas. You can hear Roxanne’s full interview with Jeff next week on Just the…
Ep 62: “Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul”
Jan 25, 2018 • 43 min
In Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul, Rabbi Naomi Levy dives into the mystery of what prompted one of the greatest scientific minds in history to write so eloquently about the human condition and what it says about our own interconnectedness.…
Tidbits Ep 19: Inside a YA Author Event; Sneak Peek at Next Week!
Jan 19, 2018 • 9 min
In this week’s Tidbits episode Just the Right Book Podcast takes you inside a young adult author panel hosted by RJ Julia. Also in today’s Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week’s episode with Rabbi Naomi Levy who spoke to Roxanne about her book…
Ep 61: 11 Books to Read Now; Linda Fairstein’s “Digging for Trouble”
Jan 17, 2018 • 65 min
Former Books on The Nightstand host, “rep extraordinaire” and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list! Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein who stopped by…
Ep 60: Chloe Benjamin on “The Immortalists”; 5 Books to Read Now
Jan 10, 2018 • 42 min
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? This is the premise of Chloe Benjamin’s second novel The Immortalists, which was hailed “2018’s First Must-Read” by Entertainment Weekly. Just the Right Book Podcast caught up with the…
Tidbits Ep 18: Chloe Benjamin Reads From “The Immortalists”
Jan 5, 2018 • 3 min
Chloe Benjamin’s second book, The Immortalists is one of the most anticipated books of 2018. In this week’s Tidbits episode we give you a special look inside the book with an excerpt read by Chloe herself! And tune in next week to Just the Right Book…
Ep 59: An Inside Look at The New York Times’ Best Book Picks
Jan 3, 2018 • 38 min
Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, Pamela gives us a rare look at the inner workings of The New York Times and chats with…
Tidbits Ep 17: 4 Books for a New You in the New Year!
Dec 29, 2017 • 7 min
In today’s Tidbits Episode Roxanne gives us some of her favorite “New Year, New You” book picks. Also in today’s Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week’s episode with Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review and author of My Life…
Ep 58: Revisiting One of Our Most Popular Conversations!
Dec 27, 2017 • 32 min
Ann Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville and the author of seven novels. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast we revisit one of our most popular episodes with the The Bel Canto author who joined Roxanne last winter…
Tidbits Ep 16: Roxanne’s Best Books of 2017!
Dec 22, 2017 • 4 min
In today’s Tidbits episode Roxanne talks about some of her favorite books of 2017! Also in today’s Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week’s episode with Ann Patchett, when we re-visit one of our most popular conversations! Learn more about your ad…
Ep 57: Revisiting One of Our Favorite Holiday Episodes!
Dec 20, 2017 • 36 min
Jacques Pepin is a world-renowned chef, a former columnist for the New York Times and the author of more than two dozen cookbooks. For this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we re-visit one of our favorite episodes with the the…
Tidbits Ep 15: “Today” by Mary Oliver: A Poem
Dec 15, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s Tidbits episode Roxanne read one of her favorite poems from Mary Oliver’s collection, A Thousand Mornings: Poems. Also in today’s Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week’s episode with world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin. We re-visit one…
Ep 56: 18 Books for Your Holiday Shopping List!
Dec 13, 2017 • 36 min
Here at Just the Right Book Podcast we believe that books are the perfect gift for any occasion! So, we enlisted the help of two of our esteemed experts to help you find the perfect book for everyone on your list. Miriam Sontz, the CEO of the legendary…
Tidbits Ep 14: Matthew Weiner Reads from “Heather the Totality”
Dec 8, 2017 • 4 min
In today’s Tidbits Episode we hear author and Mad Men creator read a passage from his debut novel, Heather the Totality. Listen to Roxanne’s full interview with Matthew here! And next week on Just the Right Book Podcast, we hear from Miriam Sontz, the CEO…
Ep 55: Alice Hoffman’s “The Rules of Magic”; “What Should I Read Next?”
Dec 6, 2017 • 65 min
Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Magic, which inspired the cult-classic film by the same name starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the New York native joins…
Tidbits Ep 13: Linda Fairstein Reads From “Digging For Trouble”
Dec 4, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s Tidbits episode we hear author and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein read a passage from her latest book for ages 9-12 called Digging For Trouble. You can hear Roxanne’s full conversation with Linda later on this month. Also in today’s Tidbits,…
Vote for Your Favorite Independently Published Book!
Dec 1, 2017 • 1 min
Thank you to all the wonderful independent authors who submitted their books to us in November. Our poll is now officially open, which means you can visit our website and vote for your favorite independent author and their book. Authors, we encourage you…
Ep 54: “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”
Nov 29, 2017 • 59 min
Dr. Beverly Tatum’s 1997 book on race relations, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria has become a modern classic found in many classrooms. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the former Spelman College president…
Tidbits 12: What’s on Roxanne’s Nightstand!
Nov 27, 2017 • 6 min
In this week’s Tidbits episode, you’ll hear the three books Roxanne picked up recently and can’t stop raving about! Also in today’s Tidbits we give you a sneak peek at next week’s conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum, who joined Roxanne at an event hosted…
Ep 53: Isabel Allende Finds Love “In the Midst of Winter”
Nov 22, 2017 • 52 min
llende, who’s novels include “The House of the Spirits” and “City of the Beasts,” joined our Roxanne Coady at a live event hosted by RJ Julia to chat about her latest work, “In the Midst of Winter.” And in case you missed it, Roxanne gives you the titles…
Special Announcement for Independent Authors!
Nov 20, 2017 • 2 min
Calling all independent authors! We’re giving you a chance to have Roxanne talk about your book on our show! Pick one of your books, then send an email to [email protected] by Nov. 30. Include your full name, book title, enticing…
Tidbits Ep 11: 6 Books to Gobble Up This Thanksgiving!
Nov 17, 2017 • 7 min
If you are pondering what to cook or bring this Thanksgiving, Roxanne gives her favorite cookbook recommendations in today’s Tidbits episode. Also in today’s Tidbits we give you a sneak peek at next week’s interview with Chilean-American novelist Isabel…
Ep 52: 42 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!
Nov 15, 2017 • 61 min
Whether you’re looking to craft your holiday wish list or just for a fantastic read, our literary experts have you covered! Our very own Roxanne Coady recently had the pleasure of hosting a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhouses…
Tidbits Ep 10: Matthew Weiner Takes Our “Mad Men” Rapid-Fire Quiz
Nov 13, 2017 • 6 min
How well does “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner know the famous characters of the hit drama series? In this week’s TidBits episode the screenwriter-turned author takes Just the Right Book Podcast’s “Mad-Men Rapid-Fire Quiz!” Learn more about your ad…
Ep 51: “Mad Men” Creator Talks Rejection, Tenacity & Debut Novel
Nov 8, 2017 • 48 min
In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner joins Roxanne in New York City to dish on his debut book, Heather The Totality. The 138 page work which Weiner refers to as “novel concentrate” explores the…
Tidbits Ep 9: Book News from the Big Apple; Win A Prize from JTRB!
Nov 3, 2017 • 5 min
An intimate New York City Wedding in the rare book room of the Strand Bookstore? A pop-up bookshop for children and teenagers opens in the South Bronx? In this week’s Tidbits episode, Roxanne shares two pieces of news straight from the Big Apple! Plus, we…
Ep 50: A True Story of Heroism in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Oct 31, 2017 • 57 min
The heroic story of Suzanne Spaak who risked everything and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation in Nazi-occupied Paris to Auschwitz is one of many untold stories of the Holocaust. Just the Right Book welcomes author Anne…
Tidbits Ep 8: Halloween Picks for Kids & Adults!
Oct 26, 2017 • 6 min
In today’s Tidbits episode, Roxanne recommends a kids book that’s also perfect for pet lovers of all ages. Plus, a timeless tale of terror for adults which Roxanne calls “brilliant in every way.” We are really interested in hearing what you think is the…
Ep 49: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
Oct 24, 2017 • 59 min
Why do certain moments influence us so strongly? In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we speak to Dan Heath, one half of the dynamic writing team which includes his brother Chip Heath. Dan explains how their latest book, The Power of…
Tidbits Ep 7: Claire Messud Reads From “The Burning Girl”
Oct 20, 2017 • 7 min
In today’s Tidbits episode, we hear Claire Messud read a passage from her latest book, The Burning Girl. Roxanne describes the novel as “a fascinating look at friendships between young girls and how they arc over time.” Also in today’s Tidbits, we give…
Ep 48: Cheryl Strayed…Into the “Wild” & On to Advice Columns
Oct 18, 2017 • 60 min
You may know Cheryl Strayed from her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, which inspired the blockbuster film starring Reese Witherspoon or from one of her other bestsellers, Tiny Beautiful Things or Brave Enough. The Portland resident, who’s…
Tidbits Ep 6: The 2017 National Book Awards Finalists!
Oct 12, 2017 • 6 min
The National Book Foundation recently revealed the 20 finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards. In today’s Tidbits episode, Roxanne highlights some of her favorite titles from the four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s…
Ep 47: “Hamilton” Author’s Latest Bio Uncovers a Heroic U.S. Grant
Oct 11, 2017 • 48 min
Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who wrote the biography which became the inspiration for the record-breaking, hip-hop Broadway musical Hamilton. Chernow joins Roxanne to talk about his latest expository biography on Ulysses S. Grant.…
Ep 46: 12 Can’t Miss Reads From One of Our Favorite Insiders
Oct 3, 2017 • 31 min
Michael Kindness ”always has his finger on the pulse of what we should be reading,” says Roxanne. Just the Right Book Podcast welcomes back Penguin Random House sales rep and former Books on the Nightstand host, Michael Kindness, who shares the print and…
Tidbits Ep 5: It’s Banned Books Week!
Sep 29, 2017 • 11 min
In today’s Tidbits episode, Roxanne talks about a different spin on Banned Books Week and how she is encouraging us to pick up a book that we would not normally read. Lissa Muscatine of Politics & Prose joins Roxanne in the discussion. Learn more about…
Ep 45: “The Burning Girl” Blisters With Growing Pains
Sep 27, 2017 • 54 min
The New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children joins Just the Right Book to discuss her latest novel, The Burning Girl, which explores the unraveling of two adolescent girls’ friendship as they set out on a dangerous journey. Roxanne…
Tidbits Ep 4: Daniel Handler Reads From “All the Dirty Parts”
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
In today’s Tidbits episode, we hear Daniel Handler read a passage from his latest book All the Dirty Parts. “You are going to want to read this book because it does have all the dirty parts and gives you an idea of what its like to be a teenage boy…
Ep 44: Transformation & Self-Realization in Nicole Krauss’ “Forest Dark”
Sep 21, 2017 • 57 min
Nicole Krauss is an award-winning, best-selling author, was on the New Yorker’s list of “20 Under 40” and her latest novel Forest Dark, about the personal transformation of two seemingly disparate individuals, has been called “elegant, provocative and…
Tidbits Ep 3: The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Books
Sep 15, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s Tidbits episode, Roxanne tells us about about a group of “book women”, who would ride 100 to 120 miles a week on their own horses or mules to deliver reading material to Kentucky’s isolated mountain communities in the 1940’s. The Pack Horse…
Ep 43: Lemony Snicket Author Gets “Dirty”
Sep 13, 2017 • 59 min
You might know Daniel Handler as the award-winning author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the thirteen-volume sequence he wrote under the pen name, Lemony Snicket. The San Francisco native took time out of his multi-city tour to chat with Just the…
Ep 42: Houston Bookstores Lend Aid & Comfort After Harvey
Sep 6, 2017 • 37 min
On a very special episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we spoke to two independent bookstores in Houston impacted by the storm. McKenna Jordan from Murder By The Book and Benjamin Rybeck from BrazosBooks told Roxanne how they are recovering and lending…
Ep 41: 25 Books That Will Change Your Life
Aug 30, 2017 • 41 min
One of the questions that Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests is “What is the book that changed your life?” “The stories are often poignant, personal or funny”, says Roxanne “and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.” On a…
Ep 40: “The Late Show” with Michael Connelly: Live
Aug 23, 2017 • 42 min
Best-selling author Michael Connelly recently celebrated his thirtieth book, The Late Show at an exclusive live event with our very own Roxanne Coady. The former crime reporter dished on being the Executive Producer of the hit TV series, Bosch (now in its…
Ep 39: Luanne Rice Live; Book Picks For the Solar Eclipse
Aug 16, 2017 • 25 min
Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of 32 novels that have been translated into 24 languages. RJ Julia recently had the distinct pleasure of hosting a live event for Luanne’s second young adult novel, The Beautiful Lost, which drew many…
Ep 38: Dean Koontz One on One
Aug 9, 2017 • 45 min
In a career that spans almost five decades, Dean Koontz has plenty to be thankful for, including fourteen novels that reached the number one spot on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. The Pennsylvania native, who has sold over 450 million…
Ep 37: 21 Books to Check Out This Summer!
Aug 1, 2017 • 49 min
Summer’s not over yet! Whether you are looking for a beach read, memoir, thriller, biography, or non-fiction book, we’ve got you covered! Roxanne gives her summer book recommendations during a very special luncheon at the Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club…
Ep 36: Elizabeth Strout Knows “Anything is Possible”
Jul 26, 2017 • 31 min
One of Roxanne’s favorite authors, Elizabeth Strout joins Just the Right Book Podcast to talk about her latest novel, Anything is Possible. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author also gives us the scoop on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Olive Kitteridge…
Ep 35: An Exciting Retelling of a Classic Greek Tragedy
Jul 19, 2017 • 53 min
Colm Toibin is the bestselling, award-winning author of seven novels, including The Master and Brooklyn. The Irish-born author joins Just the Right Book Podcast to talk about his new novel, House of Names, a retelling of the Greek myth of Clytemnestra,…
Ep 34: The “Testimony” of Scott Turow: Live
Jul 12, 2017 • 34 min
Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, which have sold over thirty million copies world-wide and have been translated into more than forty languages. The Chicago native took the stage in a live event presented by RJ Julia and New…
Ep 33: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships
Jul 5, 2017 • 37 min
Deborah Tannen is a mega bestselling author and renowned Georgetown linguist. Her previous book, You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, was on the NY Times Bestseller List for four years, and as Roxanne puts it, “has become the bible…
Ep 32: Books on the Nightstand’s Summer Picks
Jun 28, 2017 • 30 min
Michael Kindness is a sales rep for Penguin Random House, the former host of the popular podcast, Books on the Nightstand, and of course, a friend of the show. The ”hand-seller to booksellers” returns to Just the Right Book Podcast to help add to your…
Ep 31: John Grisham One on One
Jun 21, 2017 • 32 min
John Grisham recently sat down with Roxanne in a rare and candid interview as part of his first book tour in twenty-five years! The bestselling author chose RJ Julia for the second stop of his thirteen-city tour to promote his latest book, Camino Island.…
JTRB Tidbits Special: A Father’s Day Poem
Jun 18, 2017 • 3 min
Just the Right Book Podcast is celebrating Father’s Day with a special poem. In this very special Tidbit, Roxanne reads The Gift by Li-Young Lee. Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news about Just the Right Book Podcast…
Ep 30: A Moving Tale of Pakistan; Book Ideas for Dads & Grads
Jun 15, 2017 • 38 min
A “luminous novel” set in corrupt, war-torn, violent Pakistan guides us through a story of love, hope and beauty by a recently widowed Muslim architect and her Christian neighbors. That’s the latest story line from author Nadeem Aslam, who joins Just the…
Ep 29: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Live On Stage
Jun 7, 2017 • 40 min
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his new memoir, Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, and his decades-long friendship with UCLA coach and mentor John Wooden. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer took the stage in a live event…
Ep 28: Hachette CEO On The Real Deal Behind Publishing
May 31, 2017 • 36 min
Michael Pietsch is the CEO of Hachette Book Group which comprises eight publishing divisions. In a career spanning forty years, Michael has edited or published books by acclaimed writers including J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, and Keith…
Tidbits Ep 2: Sick by Shel Silverstein- A Poem
May 25, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s Tidbits episode, Roxanne talks about poetry and reads a selection from one of her favorite books, A Child’s Anthology of Poetry. Also in this episode, Roxanne answers a listener’s question about the Pulitzer prize-winning bestseller,…
Ep 27: Sarah Dunn Talks Open Marriage, Autism and “The Arrangement”
May 24, 2017 • 25 min
Novelist and television writer Sarah Dunn may be the creator and executive producer of the hit ABC sitcom, American Housewife, but it’s her latest novel, The Arrangement that has everyone buzzing. The novel, which Roxanne called “absolutely delicious,”…
Ep 26: Charles Duhigg on Being “Smarter, Faster & Better”
May 17, 2017 • 44 min
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of “The Power of Habit,” which has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list. The Harvard Business School and Yale graduate, recently joined Just the Right Book…
JTRB Tidbits Special: A Mother’s Day Poem
May 12, 2017 • 4 min
Just the Right Book Podcast is celebrating Mother’s Day with one of Roxanne’s favorite Mother’s Day poems. In this very special Tidbit, Roxanne reads The Lanyard by Billy Collins. Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news…
Tidbits Ep 1: We Are Starting a Book Club!
May 11, 2017 • 8 min
Just the Right Book Podcast is thrilled to launch our very first Tidbits episode. These shorter episodes will feature just one or two thoughts or events that we think will be fun to hear about! Just the Right Book Podcast recently had a launch party at RJ…
Ep 25: Dani Shapiro on “Time, Memory & Marriage”
May 10, 2017 • 42 min
RJ Julia recently hosted an event for one of their favorite authors, Dani Shapiro and Just the Right Book Podcast was there every step of the way. The best-selling novelist and memoirist caught up with Roxanne prior to the event to discuss her latest…
Ep 24: Looking For “Just the Right Book?” Here Are a Dozen Recommendations
May 3, 2017 • 36 min
Just the Right Book Podcast welcomes back it’s resident Renaissance Man Matthew Dicks. The best-selling author, story-teller, teacher, and blogger recently sat down with Roxanne to chat about his top book picks, audio books and even a few musical memoirs.…
Ep 23: “Elton John’s Stellar Trip Through the 70’s”
Apr 26, 2017 • 34 min
Veteran rock journalist Tom Doyle has interviewed Paul McCartney, U2, Madonna, Ringo Starr, David Bowie and many more. Doyle joined Just the Right Book from across the pond in England to talk about his newest biography, Captain Fantastic: Elton John’s…
Ep 22: Race, Architecture & “The Woman Next Door”
Apr 19, 2017 • 26 min
Yewande Omotoso’s follow up to her award winning, South African-published novel “Bom Boy,” has been called “radiant” by Publisher’s Weekly and “a female take on Grumpy Old Men” by O Magazine. In her American debut, “The Woman Next Door,” the Barbados-born…
Ep 21: Kimberly Williams-Paisley Finds Light After Loss
Apr 12, 2017 • 31 min
You probably know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Annie Banks in the popular Father of the Bride movies, from one of her many TV roles or as the wife of country music star, Brad Paisley. The NY Times bestselling author of “Where the Light Gets in: Losing My…
Ep 20: Michael & Ann From “Books on the Nightstand”
Apr 5, 2017 • 34 min
Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from ”Books on the Nightstand” recently joined Roxanne in the “Just the Right Book” studios to chat about books they are reading. They also give more than a dozen recommendations for your TBR list.…
Ep 19: Ann Patchett On Humor, Heartbreak & “Commonwealth”
Mar 28, 2017 • 32 min
Ann Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville and the author of seven novels. In 2012, Time Magazine named her as one of their 100 Most Influential People in the World. The Bel Canto author recently joined “Just the Right Book” from her…
Ep 18: Jason Stanley tells us “How Propaganda Works”
Mar 22, 2017 • 33 min
Author, professor, philosopher, Jason Stanley stopped by the Just the Right Book studios to talk propaganda, how it works and how language influences the way we think and reason about public issues. The “How Propaganda Works” author holds a PhD from MIT,…
Ep 17: Amy Dickinson says “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things”
Mar 15, 2017 • 40 min
You probably know Amy Dickinson from the nationally syndicated advice column “Ask Amy”, which is carried in over 150 newspapers and read by an estimated 22 million readers daily! She is also a best-selling author and featured panelist on NPR’s popular…
Ep 16: “What’s on the Front Table”: The Strand Bookstore
Mar 8, 2017 • 33 min
The Strand Book Store is New York City’s legendary home of “18 miles” of new, used and rare books. This episode features a special installment of our segment, “What’s on the Front Table.” The Strand’s head buyer, Carson Moss, joined Just the Right Book…
Ep 15: “Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear…and Why”
Mar 1, 2017 • 29 min
Sady Doyle is an award-winning writer and journalist who’s work has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, just to name a few. The Brooklyn resident and founder of the feminist blog Tiger Beatdown joined Roxanne to talk about her latest…
Ep 14: Daphne Merkin is “This Close to Happy”
Feb 22, 2017 • 43 min
Daphne Merkin is a novelist, critic, contributor to the New York Times, Elle and Tablet Magazine. As Roxanne puts it, Daphne “can write about pocket-books and lipstick and then sound like she has a PhD in Philosophy.” The New York native recently opened…
Ep 13: “The Most Dangerous Place on Earth”
Feb 15, 2017 • 48 min
Lindsey Lee Johnson’s debut novel, “The Most Dangerous Place on Earth” tells the story of a group of students as they maneuver through the social politics of their high school. “Just the Right Book” recently caught up with the former high school teacher…
Ep 12: Jo Malone: The “English Scent Maverick”
Feb 8, 2017 • 43 min
Jo Malone is known around the world for her iconic brand of fragrances and now as the founder and Creative Director of her brand-new fragrance brand, Jo Loves. The ”English scent maverick” recently opened up to Roxanne in a heart-felt interview about her…
Ep 11: “Book Riot” and JTRB Add to Your 2017 TBR List
Feb 1, 2017 • 36 min
You’ve probably heard Rebecca Schinsky hosting the popular podcast “Book Riot- “The Podcast” with Jeff O’Neal or know her from her other popular Book Riot show “All the Books” with Liberty Hardy. As the executive director of product and e-commerce for…
Ep 10: “If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?”
Jan 25, 2017 • 40 min
Dr. Gina Barreca is a women’s humorist, author, writer, speaker and professor at UConn. Her latest book, “If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?: Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times” is a collection of fun,…
Ep 9: “Books on the Nightstand”
Jan 18, 2017 • 33 min
Michael Kindness set the gold standard for book podcasts as the former host of the popular show “Books on the Nightstand” and is the “hand-seller to book-sellers” for Penguin Random House. Michael joined Roxanne in the studio to talk about being a sales…
Ep 8: Al Capone: Lover or Cold-Blooded Killer?
Jan 11, 2017 • 28 min
Deirdre Bair is a national book award winner and has given us Five award-winning biographies. RJ Julia recently held an event for the literary biographer who told Roxanne how she came to write the first complete biography of legendary gangster Al Capone.…
Ep 7: Kidnapped and Displayed as Circus Freaks in the Jim Crow South
Jan 4, 2017 • 42 min
Beth Macy’s last book, “Factory Man” is a New York Times best-seller and now in development to become an HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks. Beth’s latest book “Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow…
Ep 6: Looking for Your Next Read? We’ve Got you Covered!
Dec 28, 2016 • 39 min
Matthew Dicks is the ultimate Renaissance Man. An internationally bestselling author, elementary school teacher, blogger and podcaster, just to name a few…The rock opera writing story-teller took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Roxanne and…
Ep 5: Jacques Pepin brings “Heart & Soul” to this holiday season
Dec 21, 2016 • 37 min
Jacques Pepin is a world-renowned chef, a former columnist for the New York Times and the author of more than two dozen cookbooks. The world’s most famous cooking teacher stopped by RJ Julia to share HIS best holiday cooking tips and you’ll never believe…
Ep 4: Maria Semple Thinks “Today Will Be Different”
Dec 14, 2016 • 39 min
Maria Semple stops by Just the Right Book to chat about her new best-selling comic novel, “Today Will Be Different.” The screenwriter-turned-author tells Roxanne why her daughter calls her “mad mommy” and dishes on the rumored A-list actress who might…
Ep 3: It’s Beginning to Book a Lot Like Christmas
Dec 14, 2016 • 29 min
Liberty Hardy, one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the popular Book Riot podcast, “All the Books” is teaming up with Roxanne Coady to help you choose the best books for everyone on your holiday list! The vivacious velocireader also gives Roxanne her…
Ep 2: James Patterson Tells Us Why We Should “Give Please a Chance”
Dec 14, 2016 • 31 min
James Patterson may hold the Guinness world record for the most #1 New York Times best-sellers, but it’s his latest passion project that has him buzzing. The New York native came straight to Just the Right Book to tell Roxanne all about the latest books…
Ep 1: Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging Us & We Like It
Dec 14, 2016 • 44 min
Luvvie Ajayi, author of “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” counts Oprah, Bono and Shonda Rhimes among her biggest fans. The comic phenom opens up to Roxanne about meeting the top media queens in the biz, moving to the US from Nigeria and how she is…
Introducing Roxanne Coady
Dec 5, 2016 • 20 min
Award-winning author Amy Bloom interviews Roxanne Coady, owner of the famous independent bookstore RJ Julia in Madison, CT for the introductory episode of Just the Right Book. The “Lucky Us” author gets Roxanne to dish on everything from her childhood, to…