February 25, 2012 Leave a comment
Stephen Colbert returns to the airwaves after his absence due to his mother’s illness.
I just want to address my recent absence from the national conversation. As the hub around which the Republic turns, I can understand why the machinery of this great nation ground to a halt last week when you were denied this. Now I’m sure you felt the same way that I do when I’m in a room with no mirrors.
His guest is Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto, who makes a strong argument for why independent bookstores can succeed where chain bookstores have failed. Patchett’s Nashville bookstore is Parnassus Books.