Private Concerns

Daniel Bergner explains how the government is using private security companies, and not the US military, to protect Coalition Provisional Authority sites throughout Iraq. Next, Hazel Rowley discusses the life and work of writer Christina Stead as part of our special Summer Reading series. Then, Rosie Perez tells us about being the subject of a two-day tribute at BAM. Finally, we open up the phones to find out what makes a book a bestseller, and how you choose which books to read.