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Jodi’s all about Meg Wolitzer’s new book The Female Persuasion. 

‘The Female Persuasion’ by Meg Wolitzer

To be admired by someone we admire – we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.

Listen to Jodi explain at 3 minutes into the show podcast below:

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

 

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.


 

‘THE NIGHTINGALE’ BY KRISTEN HANNAH

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515p3OrN1KL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_In love we find out who we want to be.

In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.


The Goldfinch: A Novel 
by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind….Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction.”Stephen King, New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.


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‘The Female Persuasion’ by Meg Wolitzer

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Jodi’s all about Meg Wolitzer’s new book The Female Persuasion. 

To be admired by someone we admire – we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.

Listen to Jodi explain at 3 minutes into the show podcast below:

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

 

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.

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PODCAST: Murphy Details the Southwest Landing

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Murphy loves aviation – so he’s got a lot to say about that emergency landing this week.

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At 12 minutes in the show podcast below, Sam explains the new trend of Serendipi-dating.

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Milo Ventimiglia Reveals Details about Season 3 of ‘This is Us’

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“For fans who want MORE Jack Pearson – here’s a little something to look forward (or back) to.”  Jodi

Listen to Jodi talk about it at 2:25 in the show podcast below

According to People

“We’re definitely going to see Jack in the Vietnam era,”

Before This is Us starts filming again in July, the Emmy nominee will go to work shooting TheArt of Racing in the Rain and enjoy one of his favorite hobbies: riding his motorcycle.

“I’m on my bike four days a week,” says Ventimiglia, who partnered with Harley-Davidson to celebrate the brand’s 115th anniversary. “I really look forward to hopping on my Harley.”

“I remember being a kid and seeing a Harley-Davidson go by and hearing the sounds and seeing its rider kind of wave at me, thinking, God, that must be fun to be that free on a motorcycle with the wind in your face and a road in front of you,” the California native recalls. “Every time I get off my bike, I look back at it with that kid excitement of, ‘Wow, I really, really love riding.’ ”

 

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LISTEN: Murphy and This is Us

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What Jodi wants Murphy to do, but Sam says it’s a bad idea.


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Sam is baffled by a $12 chair. [33:07] in the show podcast.
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Tax Day Freebies

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Some business are trying to make one of the most dreary days a bit brighter by offering deals on April 17th.

According to Today

  1. Hardee’s

    Go to any Hardee’s location between 7-10 a.m. and say the password “Made From Scratch” to get a free sausage biscuit. Hey, you’ve already paid your taxes — you’ve earned it!

     

  2. Kona Ice

    In honor of what it’s calling “National Chill Out Day,” Kona Ice is offering free shaved ice from its trucks on April 17. The company’s motto? “No taxation without relaxation!” We can get behind that.

  3. Great American Cookies

    Stop by a participating Great American Cookies store on April 17 for a free Cookies & Cream Cookie.

  4. Schlotzsky’s

    Visit the sandwich chain on Tax Day and get a free small original sandwich when you buy chips and a medium drink.

  5. California Tortilla

    You can get one free small order of chips and queso with the purchase of any other menu item. Just head to any store and use the password “chipping in” to get the offer.

  6. Hooters

    From Saturday, April 14, through Tuesday, April 17, kids under 12 will receive one free Hooters Kids Meal with any restaurant purchase totaling at least $10.

  7. Chuck E. Cheese’s

    For every large pizza purchased between April 17 and 19, guests will get one large cheese pizza free.

  8. Firehouse Subs

    Show up to the sandwich chain with this coupon to receive a free medium sub with the purchase of any medium or large sub, chips, and a drink. The offer lasts from April 17 through April 19.

  9. Tony Roma’s

    Visit the family-friendly steakhouse chain from April 14 through April 17 to receive a free Kickin’ Shrimp appetizer with the purchase of any entrée.

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LISTEN: Murphy’s Turkey Burger

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It’s not just the drive thru. Murphy MIGHT need help ordering in restaurants too.

 

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At [5:39] in the show podcast, Jodi brings a list of things that will help you live a happier life

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RomComs Worth Watching

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Sam has been looking for a specific type of romantic comedy so we asked you for help with the search.

Here is the list that callers, listeners helped us create this week.

 

Love Actually

Made of Honor

The Proposal

The Wedding Planner

The Wedding Date

The Wedding Singer

50 First Dates

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Valentine’s Day

10 Things I Hate About you

Along Came Polly

Leap Year

Overboard

Fools Rush In

The Holiday

The Sweetest Thing

Sleepless in Seattle

You’ve Got Mail

While you were Sleeping

When Harry Met Sally

Crazy Stupid Love

Never Been Kissed

27 Dresses

Hope Floats

Midnight in Paris

Fever Pitch

New in Town

Serendipity

Bridget Jones’s Diary

13 Going on 30

Sweet Home Alabama

Something About Mary

Hitch

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Sex and the City

Sabrina

Princess Bride

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