Guest Picks: Phillip Lopate

The Brothers Lopate - Leonard and Phillip - in the WNYC studios

Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate was on the show recently to talk about his two latest books -- one is a collection of personal essays and the other is advice on writing and teaching. He also revealed his love of "Friday Night Lights."

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

         Nell Freudenberger’s The Dissident – very amusing


What are you listening to right now?

         Lots of Charlie Parker and Bach


What’s the last great book you read?

         Max Beerbohm’s essays


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

         Friday Night Lights


What’s your favorite comfort food?

         Lamb chops