Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian," best-selling author, and literary critic Nancy Pearl sits down each month with authors, poets, and other literary figures for conversations about books, reading, and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy, who brings an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling "Book Lust" series, creator of the internationally recognized program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" (which became "Seattle Reads"), and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure," is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Robert Putnam
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Robert Putnam

Robert Putnam, a Harvard political scientist, discusses his recent book "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," which suggests a solution for the growing opportunity gap between middle-class and poor children. Putman talks with host Nancy Pearl about his examination of the growing inequality gap and why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.