Guest Picks: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of his favorite things.

What have you read or seen recently (book, play, film etc…) that moved or surprised you?

Julie and Julia (film about Julia Child)

What are you listening to right now?

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

What’s the last great book you read?

Christopher Alexander "The Phenomenon of Life"

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

A Brooklyn band called Kenny Young and the Eggplants

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

Toast and marmite