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New Yaaawk Stories: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 78


Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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All the complexities of the city so nice, they named it twice! Frank goes deep into nostalgia territory, digging up childhood memories, classic accents, and urban anxieties. Gwen follows with a real-life tale of greed and gumption at a famed NYC hedge fund. 

What We're Reading Now

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume,  plus our blog post about her adult work

Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

Going Into Town


Parallel Universes by Roz Chast

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street  by Sheelah Kolhatkar

Black Edge


Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay by Ben Katcheor


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Judy Blume rec

Frank and Gwen, you should read Judy Blume’s novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. It is great, and I feel like Frank especially would enjoy it!

Thank you!

Love the recommendation - it's on my list! Thanks again!

James Thurber

Thanks for the great podcast. I am really enjoying it. The story you related about the humidity in bathrooms causing electrical problems reminded me of James Thurber's story in My Life and Hard Times, about his grandmother who "...lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house. It leaked, she contended, out of empty sockets if the wall switch had been left on."

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