To the Best of Our Knowledge

February 19th, 2010

I’m on the public radio show To the Best of Our Knowledge this weekend, yakking about How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth), which just came out in paperback. (The segment is here. I start at the 16:29 mark.)

At the risk of being repetitive, not to mention braggy, I thought I’d re-post some of the reviews of the book, for those who have just arrived at the party.

Here’s Publishers Weekly calling it one of the Best Books of 2008 (somewhat  strangely, as the book came out in January, 2009). Here’s some hearty meat-and-potatoes from Time magazine’s website, and a steaming bowl of bouilliabaise from NPR’s Book We Like. Laura Miller’s piece makes most other reviews seem like book reports by comparison. The Vanity Fair review isn’t online but you can get a taste here. Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time Out New York–you are all my children. The Guardian spells “marvellous” with two l’s–you’ll want to roll that second “l” as if your tongue were cradling a lychee or stray eyeball. And everybody loves a lady named Oprah.

I greet you.