Elizabeth Gilbert, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and R.A. Dickey

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Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame builds the ultimate summer reading list, and talks about some of her experiences with travel and meditation. Plus: Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on his epic cover story from earlier this year, The Case For Reparations;  a conversation on whether buying a home is still a sound investment; and former all-star Mets pitcher and now children’s book author, R.A. Dickey.