Today, my colleague Maggie Linton and I will look back at our favorite books and conversations from the year 2010. I’ll chat with Jake Adelstein, the only American to work the Tokyo crime beat, who’ll tell us how that shadow world changed him. His book is Tokyo Vice.
I’ll also talk with The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee about her unorthodox childhood and her book, I Know I Am But What Are You?.
Then, Maggie sits down with Ernessa Carter, who’s coming of age story, 32 Candles, became one of her favorite books of the year, and she’ll talk with Bruce Feiler about his overcoming enormous odds and becoming a father. His book is The Council of Dads.
And Maggie and I both talk with director and writer Guillermo del Toro - you know him from Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy - about his new science fiction novel, The Fall.
But first, Maggie has the top-ten Self Development downloads 2010 from audible.com. [Broadcast Date: December 21, 2010]