Books Of Your Life With Elizabeth

By Elizabeth Khuri Chandler

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What is Sarah Jessica Parker reading right now? Which books would Anne Lamott like to foist upon you, dear reader? Goodreads Co-founder and Editor in Chief Elizabeth Khuri Chandler wants to know. Join her as she talks to some of the most creative, dynamic, and interesting people in the world to learn about the books making an impact on their lives. Join the discussion at:

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Dave Eggers' Books of His Life

Famed author, editor, publisher and activist Dave Eggers discusses his latest book, Parade, as well as the books that have shaped his life: Anna Karenina, Dune, Gulliver's Travels, The Adventures of Augie March, and the Voice of Witness series. 

Mar 15, 2019
Marlon James' Books of His Life

Prize-winning author Marlon James and Elizabeth discuss books that have changed his life: Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn, Shame by Salman Rushdie and Sula by Toni Morrison

Feb 27, 2019
LeVar Burton's Books of His Life

LeVar Burton and Elizabeth discuss books that have shaped his life, from Roots by Alex Haley to The Teachings of Don Juan series by Carlos Castaneda. Along the way, he spoke about his desire to live life as a “spiritual warrior,” personal accountability, and the flexible nature of "truth" today.

Nov 12, 2018
Radha Agrawal's Books of Her Life

Radha Agrawal, co-founder of Thinx and founder and CEO Daybreaker--a community that dances together in the early hours of the morning, talks with Elizabeth about our need to combat loneliness and feel like we are part of something. Her new book, Belong, is a how-to guide for her that endeavor. She also speaks about a series of books that gave her values for life, and a famous entrepreneur's memoir that has something for everyone. 

Oct 15, 2018
Anne Lamott's Books of Her Life

Celebrated novelist and nonfiction writer Anne Lamott talks with Elizabeth about her new book about how to have hope in the modern world. She also recommends two powerful books for all readers. One about a woman's painful quest for enlightenment and another that will inspire writers everywhere. 


Oct 02, 2018
Abby Falik's Books of Her Life

Abby Falik, founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, talks with Elizabeth about three books that changed her perspective: A memoir by a classmate that altered her view on living and dying, a short tome that prescribes taking the time to be present in the moment, and a guilty pleasure book about a man that that rises from rural poverty to tycoon status and the toll it takes on his soul. 

Sep 23, 2018
Scott Harrison's Books of His Life

Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water, talks with Elizabeth about his new memoir, Thirst, which traces his path from club promoter to creative force behind bringing clean drinking water to more than eight million people worldwide. They also discuss his favorite book about parenting and the productivity book that changed his life.

Sep 23, 2018
Sarah Jessica Parker's Books of Her Life

Sarah Jessica Parker and Elizabeth discuss an upcoming book from SJP's new imprint, talk about a recent book she thinks is perfect for the #MeToo movement, and dive into another that explores the dark side of being born with a famous father. 

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Sep 23, 2018
Books Of Your Life With Elizabeth-Trailer

What is Sarah Jessica Parker reading right now? What books does the  founder of Charity Water, Scott Harrison, think can change your life? Or what books would Anne Lamott like to foist upon you, dear reader?Goodreads Co-founder and Editor in chief Elizabeth Khuri Chandler wants to know. 

Sep 23, 2018