Elizabeth Gilbert, Regulations and Transformations

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The city council is considering new regulations for the car wash industry. City Council member Julissa Ferreras (D-21) explains what the new rules would mean for workers, owners and customers. Plus: Elizabeth Gilbert helps create a summer reading list; and a look at the transformation of historic churches into condos in Brooklyn – which was long known as the “borough of churches.”

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Summer Reading and Writing

This segment originally aired live on June 24, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on August 15th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

What are you reading this summer? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and her latest novel (now in paperback) The Signature of All Things: A Novel(Penguin Books, 2013) shares her view on what makes a great summer read and what she's learned about success and failure as a writer -- and why she's a World Cup soccer superfan.

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The IRS: Losing Records

The IRS recently announced it lost a few years' worth of an employee's emails - someone who was involved with the extra scrutiny given to some right-leaning groups seeking tax exempt status.

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From Churches to Condos

As congregations shrink or disappear, some churches are becoming condos. DNAinfo has mapped historic churches that have been converted into condos in brownstone Brooklyn, and Janet Upadhye talks about what the trend says about the future and past of the borough.

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Guess who is obsessed with the World Cup? Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. Here she is discussing her viewing habits, live-tweeting the games, the US as underdog, and how she got so in to soccer in the first place.

And make sure to listen to the full interview with Gilbert, where she talks about, you know, books.

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Elizabeth Gilbert's Summer Reading List

No surprise, your favorite authors have favorite authors. On Tuesday, best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will be on to discuss her latest novel, "A Signature of All Things," her approach to writing, and some of her favorite summer books.

Here is her list, if you're looking to pick up something this summer.

Books Gilbert Is Hoping to Read This Summer

Some Of Gilbert's All-Time Summer Favorites

Now -- what's on yours? Add it to the comments and we'll compile on the site.

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