Leonard Lopate at Large: Kathleen Hill and Steven Gaines

Kathleen Hill and Steven Gaines join Leonard in-studio for a discussion about what makes a great memoir.

Beginning with a “Best American” award-winning narrative, Kathleen Hill’s memoir “She Read To Us in the Late Afternoons” explores defining moments of a life illuminated by novels, read in Nigeria and France and at home in New York.





“One of These Things First” by Steven Gaines is a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15-year-old gay Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties and his unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother’s bra and girdle store, to Manhattan’s fabled Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, a fashionable Charenton for wealthy neurotics and Ivy League alcoholics.







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