"Not many on earth who can slide between
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be
this consistently funny."
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The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

Listen live Wednesdays at 2:33 pm, or play the podcast anytime at The Weekly Reader.

3/4/20: I'm going to be a guest on Live From Here with Chris Thile on Saturday March 14, with Lucinda Williams and a crew of other amazing guests at Kennedy Center. Reading three selections from The Big Book of the Dead

3/4/20: Interview about what it was like to record the audiobook of The Big Book of the Dead.

3/4/20: A fully-illustrated version of Telling, one of my first essays ever: Some Pretty Bad Things I Did A Long Time Ago, on Baltimore Fishbowl. 

3/4/20: My book reviews and author interviews are linked on the Reading List page here. This month we added
An essay on memoirs by Katie Roiphe and Diane Keaton, in The Washington Post
The Illness Lesson, by Clare Beams, in The Washington Post
The Truants, by Kate Weinberg, in The Philadelphia Inquirier
The Escape Artist, by Helen Fremont, in The Washington Post
The Unexpected Spy, by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau, in the Baltimore Fishbowl
The Grace Kelly Dress, interview with author Brenda Janowitz in Newsday

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl.

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

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