Guest Picks: Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia Nixon was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the Broadway production of "Wit." She also told us that she's a huge fan of Garrison Keillor's. Find out what else she's a fan of!

What have you read or seen lately (book, play, film, etc.) that moved or surprised you?

        I read David Copperfield this summer, which I have meant to read ever since a friend of mine quoted a passage as a wish for my unborn daughter at her baby shower 16 years ago. I was unprepared for how the cruelty of David’s step-father and the ineffectuality of his mother would affect me – I found it completely crushing.

What are you listening to right now?

         Nothing too new, I’m afraid. Same old, same old – folk music and show tunes. Although Mary J. Blige came to my play recently, so I’ve been listening to her a bit. I love her.

What’s the last great book you read?

        I am in the midst of Julie Salamon’s biography “Wendy and the Lost Boys” about Wendy Wasserstein. Think it is fascinating and captures so much about Wendy, although there are certain things in it that I didn’t know about her, that I find very sad.

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

       I am the world’s biggest Garrison Keillor fan.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

      Risotto. Also grilled cheese sandwiches. Pretty much anything involving cheese, especially if it’s warm.