Guest Picks: R. A. Dickey

Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his memoir and to explain how to throw a knuckleball (it involves digging your fingernails into the ball behind the horse shoe and releasing it at the perfect moment to keep it from spinning).

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

"War Horse," the musical in NY

What are you listening to right now?

Andrea Bocelli / Adult contemporary, Operatic pop

What's the last great book you read?

My Name Is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok

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

Classical music / symphony

What's your favorite comfort food?

Anything sweet (cookies, caramel cakes).