Guest Picks: Nathaniel Philbrick

Writer Nathaniel Philbrick spoke to Leonard about why everyone should read Moby-Dick, and he also shared what he's been reading recently!


What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?

         Mark Twain’s Autobiography—to get an almost day-by-day account of his interior life and in old age was both deeply sad and ennobling.


What are you listening to right now?

        Ryan Adams’ latest album —  "Ashes & Fire" – really good stuff.


What’s the last great book you read?

       Tobias Smollett’s Humphry Clinker, a hilarious look at 18th-century England and Scotland.


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

       I’m a big fan of rock n roll and blues music, especially newer bands. I’m a big Drive-By Truckers fan.


What’s your favorite comfort food?

       Wise potato chips