Thursday, April 19, 2012

Anderson, Nicholas Sparks & Book Recommendations

Nicholas Sparks was a guest on 'Anderson' on Thursday. Following is the video of Sparks' appearance and the talk turned to books, of course ~


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Anderson's Top 5 Summer Book Recommendations
Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks told Anderson his top summer book recommendation is the thriller “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Anderson's top five summer book recommendations (as listed at andersoncooper.com) ~

1. 'Blue Nights' by Joan Didion
Anderson says…
“It is about the death of Didion’s daughter and its aftermath. Her writing is incredibly poignant.”

2. '11/22/63' by Stephen King
Anderson says…
“Couldn’t put it down… a perfect read for the summer.”

3. 'Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture' by Andy Cohen
Anderson says…
“It’s a very funny memoir by my friend, Bravo’s Andy Cohen. I laughed out loud, and anyone who likes pop culture will really like this book.”

4. 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories' by Nathan Englander
Anderson says…
“A wonderful collection of short stories.”

5. 'The Hunger Games' series by Suzanne Collins
Anderson says…
“Yes, I know I am very late to ‘The Hunger Games’ series, but I just read them and really enjoyed them. They are an easy read, but exciting and thoroughly enjoyable.”



Anderson also answered an audience question at a recent taping about if he would ever write another book ~

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Anderson who wrote his first book is not the Anderson of today.
The Anderson who wrote his first book was real.
This one is as phony as they come and if he didn't reveal more about his personal life, than most people wouldn't even bother to buy it.
I know I wouldn't because he used to be on magazine covers.
Now not enough people care what he does.