Anne Fadiman and More
  • Nov 21, 2018 1:00 am
  • 56:25 mins

Today we talk with the acclaimed essayist Anne Fadiman (Author of terrific books like Ex Libris, and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Join us as Anne helps us explore the world of remembering loved ones, through her book "The Wine-Lover's Daughter," a memoir of her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, whose obituary in the New York Times called an "essayist, critic, editor, and indefatigable anthologist whose encyclopedic knowledge made him a mainstay of Information Pease and otherpopular radio programs of the lae 1930's, 40's, and 50's. Anne’s memoir sees her relationship with her father not so much through the window of his work as an essayist, critic, and editor, but, rather, through the eyes of what some people called his first love: fine wine. It’s a particular connoisseurship about which Anne was, herself, only lukewarm. And yet it held a place at the center of their relationship, and at the center of Anne’s memoir.