Guest Picks: Philippe Petit

Tightrope walker and knot expert Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how knots have made all the difference in his famous tightrope-walking performances. He also told us what he's a fan of!

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

         Book: The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W. Ashley
         Film: Traffic
         Play:  American Buffalo

What are you listening to right now?

         Atahualpa Yupan Qui (Peruvian singer-guitarist)
         Fernando Sor - twelve study for guitar (soloist - John Williams)


What’s the last great book you read?

         All of Paul Auster'sbooks


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

         Infinitely small art (sculptures inside the eye of a needle, only seen through a microscope)


What’s your favorite comfort food?

         What is “comfort” food? … One of my favorites: lobster with vanilla