Rich Cohen

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This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Rich Cohen about “The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, A Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation.” And New Orleans native Nick Courage takes us into the world of his new young adult novel, “Storm Blown.”

This week on The Reading Life, Rich Cohen, whose new book is Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. We'll also hear from Mary Fitzpatrick, who's the co-editor, with Virginia McCollam, of a gorgeous new book about New Orleans called Days and Nights in the Dreamy City: Locals Share Their Favorite Places.

Plus we hear a poem from Andy Young.

Biographer Rich Cohen

May 29, 2012

This week on The Reading Life: Biographer and memoirist Rich Cohen, whose new book is The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King, about New Orleanian Sam Zemurray.

Then we’ll hear Fred Kasten’s Sound of Books interview with Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power, and Susan will have some thoughts on reading The Times-Picayune.