Kavanaugh vote, FBI Report, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and a look at a terrific new book every bibliophile will love, 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 3, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author James Mustich and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.
As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read. Among this week’s topics, the Kavanaugh vote.
We take a brief respite from politics in our second half-hour when I am joined by James Mustich, the author of 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE: A LIFE-CHANGING LIST. If as I do, you love books, boy do I have a book to recommend for you today and an interesting conversation when I speak with the book’s author James Mustich, the co-founder of the acclaimed book catalog, A COMMON READER. In his new catalogue of the greatest books of all times, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, organized A–Z by the author, the selections takes the reader on a rollercoaster of entries: For example, Flora Thompson’s LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD is followed by Hunters S. Thompson’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and then by the children’s favorite, ELOISE. The result is an unexpectedly revealing juxtaposition of literature packaged in a beautifully designed book, enlivened throughout with extensive illustrations, its compilation of brief, yet informed and thought-provoking essays accompanying each title, giving the reader a sense of the work’s historical and literary context and the reason why the book is on the list. Extensive, intelligent, it’s a lively library in a book in which readers of all ages will find books to add to their personal collections and to-be-read piles. It is the ultimate gift book for bibliophiles, a veritable treasure trove that brings reading back to the center of our cultural conversation.
Kavanaugh vote, accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, The Senate, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, books and more books, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 3, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.