Episode 63

Christopher Beha


November 18th, 2021

34 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Christopher Beha is the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award. He is the editor of Harper’s Magazine.

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  • Author's Homepage: Christopher Beha
  • The Index of Self Destructive Acts — Longlisted for the National Book Award A New York Times Editors’ Choice Finalist for the Gotham Book Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, The Christian Science Monitor, Library Journal, and BuzzFeed
  • The Whole Five Feet — In The Whole Five Feet, Christopher Beha turns to the great books for answers after undergoing a series of personal and family crises and learning that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics to educate herself during the Great Depression. The result is a smart, big-hearted, and inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion that “deftly illustrates how books can save one’s life” (Helen Schulman).
  • Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque