Reading With Robin

One admission can change your life...forever.

When ambitious grad student Kate Pearson’s handsome French “almost fiancé” ditches her, she definitely does not roll with the punches, despite the best efforts of family and friends. It seems that nothing will get Kate out of pajamas and back into the world.

Miraculously, one cringe-worthy job interview leads to a position in the admissions department at the revered Hudson Day School. Kate’s instantly thrown into a highly competitive and occasionally absurd culture, where she interviews all types of children: suitable, wildly unsuitable, charming, loathsome, ingratiating, or spoiled beyond all measure. And then there are the Park Avenue parents who refuse to take no for an answer.

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Reading With Robin and Tina Jordan chatting about some of the most anticipated books for 2017

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Annabel Monaghan is wry and humorous, truthful and self-deprecating. Her writing combines the brilliance of Nora Ephron's wit and Erma Bombeck's madcap housewifery, with a dash of Liz Gilbert's heartfelt girlfriend truth." Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect In a perfect world, mothers would unionize. The next best thing - they'd treat themselves to a break and read this book.

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In this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb—author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels including She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, and We Are Water—weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it.

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This is a memoir not to be missed! I loved it from the very first word. Visit Jason Diamond to see where he'll be appearing. Then go - and you're welcome. 

Filled with humor, John Hughes films, and all the longing of home this writer takes us on his journey will great passion and more than a few drinks. For readers, writers, and movie-goers alike! 

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I always look forward to reading Brenda Janowitz's book columns on Popsugar and then chatting with her about them.

Here are here must-reads of 2016! 

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Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the U.S. yet less than half of those who suffer ever receive treatment. Kat Kinsman is Senior Food and Drinks Editor at Time Inc.'s all-breakfasts site, Extra Crispy, and one of the nation's most respected food writers and personalities. 
Hi, Anxiety follows all of the quirky and unexpected turns Kat's life has taken as she carved a path through the forest of mental illness.

A Must-Read!

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"Funny, honest, and moving...everything we need to know to prepare not just for our children's futures, but our own." Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy and founder of top parenting website scary

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Dr. Craig Malkin, author of the internationally acclaimed book, Rethinking Narcissism, is a clinical psychologist and Lecturer for Harvard Medical School with two decades of experience helping individuals, couples, and families. His articles, advice, and insights on relationships have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as Time, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Psychology Today, Women’s Health, Huffington Post and Happen Magazine, as well as countless other popular print and online media outlets. He’s also been a featured multiple times on NPR, CBS Radio, the Oprah Winfrey Network channel, appeared on various local morning shows, and been a guest on many radio stations here and abroad. Dr. Malkin is president and director of the Cambridge, Massachusetts–based YM Psychotherapy and Consultation, Inc., which provides psychotherapy and evidence-based couples workshops. He lives in Boston with his wife and twin girls.

Link for the free online test is

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Entertainment Weekly's Tina Jordan and I talk about what we're reading this summer. I love catching up with Tina!

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17th Annual Book and Author Luncheon
July 13, 2016 11:30AM
The Dunes Club
Narragansett, RI
Tickets, $50 (click here for info)

for more information, call Tracy Kubricky at 401/287/4392

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This incredible memoir by Ariel Leve is not to be missed. I barely put it down and was thrilled to continue the conversation with the author. Enjoy!

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This is an oldie (ish) and a greatie! One of my all time favorites, Jodi Picoult , and I chat about Leaving Time. This is one of my favoite Picoult books ever!

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This is one of the best memoirs I’ve read in a long time. Anyone who has ever struggled with any type of addiction or has someone close to them who has, will connect with this well paced and wonderfully written book by Lisa F. Smith. I had a great time chatting with Lisa and am thrilled that she’ll be joining me at Point Street Reading Series on Tuesday, August 16th!

We are giving away 2 copies of A Girl Walks Into A Bar. To enter please comment below and visit Lisa’s Facebook page (you can even “like” it!). US residents only and the winners will be notified on this post on 6/10.

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If I had a literary bucket list, Kathy L. Murphy would be on it. And now she’d be crossed off (that sounds wrong!) because after all of these years, here we are chatting about our mutual passion. Can you guess what it is? Enjoy! I know I did.

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The author of The Yonahlossee Riding School For Girls is back with another winner! The After Party by Anton DiSclafani has everything I love in a terrific book: colorful characters, a compelling storyline and a sense of humor about it all. To be read with a tall glass of something awesome!

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If you haven’t watched Laura Miller‘s awesome videos yet you’ve got some catching up to do. Warning * they are as addictive as the gorgeous recipes she has created in her new cookbook.

Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. is filled with beautifully photographed meals, sweets and Laura enjoying it all. Her playful energy shines through and the stories she shares are personal and relatable. Whether she’s wearing bananas on her head or eggplants around her neck, her message is clear. Have fun!

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The Assistants by Camille Perri is one of the best debuts I have ever read! This book is getting rave reviews everywhere and I love talking to the authors of my favorite books. Visit Reading With Robin to win a copy of The Assistants!

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Love chatting with Emily Liebert about everything including books! Here we are talking about her latest novel, Some Women and of course everything else.

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Talk about being on the same page with someone. That someone is Brenda Janowitz! Whether we are chatting about her latest novel The Dinner Party or her Popsugar book picks the fun never ends. The Dinner Party is one of those novels that had me caring about its cast of characters and thinking about this family long after the final cup of wine is poured. Clever, smart and funny - what more can you ask for? Dayenu (look it up)

We have copies to share - go to the Reading With Robin Facebook page and answer the 4 Questions giveaway. US Residents only and winners will be announced on the Facebook page 4/26. Good luck!


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Debut novelist alert! One of my favorite things to do in my lit-life is to learn about new writers and celebrate books that I love. A winning combo is a debut novelist with a fabulous book and that's what I am sharing with you right  now. Visit Lynda Cohen Loigman's site to learn more. This book is SO good!

*The Two-Family House is the RWR Book Club pick for 4/21. Join us on the Facebook page at 8pm Eastern to chat with Lynda and book club members. It's a lot of fun - bring your own wine!

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Can happiness be catastrophic? Tune in to find out. Loved catching up with author Catherine Newman.

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I had the best time with this interview. Gina Barreca is my kind of Loud,Smart Woman!

Do not miss this book and while you're at it, get a few for your friends. Books make the best gifts and Gina will even send out signed book plates. Special!

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It just keeps getting better! Tune in to hear my conversation with author Barbara Bradley Taggerty - boy did we laugh! From dogs to DC, RVs and back again. This is one of those books that you'll read and want to go back to again...and share with your friends. Loved it!!

I have 2 copies to share. US residents only and the giveaway ends on 3/28. To enter please comment below with your midlife ideas -whatever that means.

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I love chatting with Brenda Janowitz! Here are her top Popsugar spring picks!

**Look out for Brenda's latest -The Dinner Party out April 12th!!

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I loved chatting with Meredith about one of my favorite lit topics -memoir!
So many of my favorites are included in this fabulous collection.

To enter to win a copy please comment below - whose memoir would YOU like to read?
US Residents only. Winners will be selected 2/10. Good luck!

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Do I Have To Say Hello? Aunt Delia’s Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grownups

(hint…yeah, you do!)

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Come see Mona Awad at Brown Bookstore on Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30pm. Yes, there will be snacks!

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I'd talk books with Tina Jordan anytime. We are definitely on the same page!

With shout-outs to Camille Perri, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Emma Straub , Curtis Sittenfeld and more!


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Jan Ellison talked about everything from travel and dogs to book festivals and the paperback release of her debut novel! Enjoy!


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Tune in to hear the eloquent and entertaining Boris Fishman talk about everything from farming, fish and Brooklyn to Westerly, childhood memories and Montana. I cannot wait until his RI appearance on Thursday, March 17th at 5:30pm at the Brown University Bookstore on Thayer Street in Providence, RI. Don’t miss this treat!!

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Tune in to hear entertaining interviews with today's hottest authors!

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