EPISODE 45

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.

Abbe and author Meg Wolitzer discuss her latest book, The Female Persuasion, her prescience in writing it pre-2016 election and the #MeToo movement, and varying kinds of feminism.

Abbe also sits down with novelist Christy Lefteri to talk about her work in an Athens refugee center, feeding Syrian women tea and biscuits, visiting an apiary, and how it all informs her breathtaking book, The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

Ambition is about being your fullest self and trying to explore it in the world.
—Meg Wolitzer

Finally, Abbe reveals what she’s reading, a work of fiction about female friendship: The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames, and why she’s sending it to all of her college roommates.

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