Jeff Gordinier and The Glass Hotel

November 26, 2019 — Abbe talks tacos and rock star chefs with food critic and memoirist Jeff Gordinier, reviews Emily St. John Mandel's forthcoming novel, The Glass Hotel, and plays everyone's favorite game: Guess the Celebrity Audiobook Narrator!

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Elissa Altman and The Editor

November 20, 2019 — Author Elissa Altman discusses her memoir, Motherland, Abbe chats with fellow podcast host Alli Hoff Kosik about re-reading books from childhood and shares what she's reading.

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Tiffany Jenkins and The Nickel Boys

November 12, 2019 — Abbe reviews The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and chats with blogger Tiffany Jenkins about her harrowing and inspiring memoir, High Achiever.

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Meg Wolitzer and The Other’s Gold

November 5, 2019 — Abbe reviews The Other's Gold, hears from author Meg Wolitzer about her latest book, The Female Persuasion, and her mentors (Nora Ephron!) and talks with novelist Christy Lefteri about how the Syrian refugee crisis informs her book, The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

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Neil Patrick Harris and Normal People

October 29, 2019 — Abbe chats with Neil Patrick Harris about Gone Girl, the stories he reads with his kids, and his middle-grade series, The Magic Misfits. She talks friendship with How Could She author Lauren Mechling and raves about Normal People by Sally Rooney.

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Oyinkan Braithwaite and The Swallows

October 22, 2019 — Abbe reviews The Swallows and talks with Oyinkan Braithwaite about her award-winning novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer, and to Rob Hart about The Warehouse.

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Deepak Chopra and The Bluest Eye

October 15, 2019 — In the first episode of the fourth season of the Read it Forward podcast, Abbe interviews Deepak Chopra, M.D., about mindfulness and his latest work, Metahuman, reflects on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye, and talks with environmental scientist and entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes about the benefits of being a plant parent.

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Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by Senior Editor, Abbe Wright. She sits down every week to chat about favorite books, alongside authors and other special guests. Abbe shares what she’s reading, asks authors about their books and what titles are in their TBR pile and, above all, gives book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. Abbe’s busy combing her shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.