The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Alice McDermott's Someone Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/325372/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Alice McDermott talks about her latest novel, Someone . It’s about an ordinary life—its pains and joys, its clarity and confusion—lived by an ordinary woman from Brooklyn, and her recollections of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, and old age.