Guest Picks: Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd came on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her favorite book, what she is a fan of and more!

What have you read or seen in the past year that moved or surprised you?

Edward Carr, What Is History?

Alex Keyssar, The Right to Vote:The Contested History of Democracy in the United States

Sonia Nazario, Enrique's Journey

Robert Jensen and Gail Dines, Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality

Dale Dickey's performance in "Winter's Bone"

What are you listening to right now?

Bluegrass, as ever... daily dose is essential.

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

Being a passenger as [husband and champion auto racer] Dario drives.

Also, birding -- a great book is A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All by Luke Dempsey.

If you had only one day left, how would you spend it in New York City?

I would not be in NYC.