Guest Picks: Mona Simpson

Writer Mona Simpson was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her novel, Casebook. She also told us about what she's listening to -- on the radio, in the car, at home. 

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?

            Elena Ferrante! The Neopolitan Trilogy.


What are you listening to right now?

            The soundtrack to Once. Jacqueline Du Pré
         Anonymous Fan
         The Beach Boys
         Bob Marley/Bing Crosby


What’s the last great book you read?

            I just read Don Quixote! Amazing.



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

            Country music
         Top 40 (in the car, on the radio)


What’s your favorite comfort food?

             I think its more a matter of quality and quantity. Lots. Good.