Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Book Lust with Nancy PearlSeattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Richard Norton Smith
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Richard Norton Smith

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discusses his newest book, "On His Own Terms: A life of Nelson Rockefeller," a cradle-to-grave biography of the life of a would-be U.S. president. Smith took 14 years to write the book that draws from thousands of documents and over 200 interviews to capture Rockefeller's larger-than-life persona, creating a comprehensive and engrossing picture of the American icon who lived the life of a diplomat, bureaucrat, politician, businessman, art collector, real estate developer and was the charismatic face of liberal Republicanism.