EPISODE 25

Gretchen Rubin and A Gentleman in Moscow

April 22, 2019 - Abbe discusses A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and chats with Gretchen Rubin about Outer Order, Inner Calm. Plus, authors share their fave library memories.

In this episode, Abbe talks about what she’s been reading: Book club fave (and newly available in paperback!), A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The story of Count Alexander Rostov locked away in the hotel Metropol is a captivating and all-consuming one.

Then, she sits down with life guru Gretchen Rubin to discuss her latest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm, and learns how to declutter your life in order to feel better. Spoiler alert: you need to toss that orange lipstick you never wear.

"I try to use the idea of 'I can't buy more new books until I have significantly tackled old books—the books that I already have.'"
—Gretchen Rubin

Finally, we hear from eleven authors about their favorite library memories—from stumbling upon sci-fi shelves as kids to checking out books with their own children to discoveries at the Smithsonian, these authors celebrate all things library.

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