This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, December 29-30, 2012


Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to look back at the biggest news events from 2012.

Since it is no surprise that good writers are also good readers, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that these good writers and readers are also passionate advocates for good bookstores.  The title of editor Ronald Rice’s book explains it all: My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop.  Rice and writer Ann Patchett talk with Bob about why physical bookstores are important to our society. Patchett co-owns a bookstore in Nashville.

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.  This week, essayist Debi Knight Kennedy describes what an old seashell taught her about aging gracefully.


It’s been 200 years since the Brothers Grimm first shared their collection of fairy tales with children and adults alike.  The lure of “once upon a time” captured people’s imagination, making Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Rapunzel and many others some of the Western world’s most beloved stories.  Harvard professor Maria Tatar edited The Annotated Brothers Grimm and talks with Bob about these enticing and often grisly tales.

Bob talks with book critic Laura Miller about the best books of 2012.

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