Guest Picks: Linda Ronstadt

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Linda Ronstadt was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her remarkable career, collaborating with everyone from Aaron Neville to Dolly Parton, and losing her voice a few years ago to what was later diagnosed as Parkinson's Disease. Find out what Linda Ronstadt's reading and listening to these days!

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

         “To Sin Against Hope,” a book by Alfredo Gutierrez

What are you listening to right now?

         Estella Morente, Flamenco singer from Spain

What’s the last great book you read?

         The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

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

         Romany poetry, history

What’s your favorite comfort food?

         Black tea and buttered toast


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Comments [3]

Nigel from Mamraroneck

I didn't know that Linda sang Mexican songs. What a revelation. It reminded me of her tremendous vocal range, power and dexterity. All this married to a beautiful character and personality.

Sep. 21 2013 09:12 AM
martha from Oregon

Ever since her announcement of Parkinsons', I have felt soooo sorry for Linda. BUT, Leonard's interview with her yesterday was so uplifting. Linda has such a level head. Thanks so much. So nice to hear that she is continueing to live her life to the fullest! Love that girl!

Sep. 19 2013 02:09 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Ms. Ronstadt left her faith for a while but returned a number of years ago.

Sep. 19 2013 08:13 AM

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