Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady
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Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.
||CleanTidbits Ep 2: Sick by Shel Silverstein- A Poem||In today's Tidbits episode, Roxanne talks about poetry and reads one of her favorite poems, from the book A Child's Anthology of Poetry, edited by Elizabeth Hauge Sword.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Sarah Dunn Talks Open Marriage, Autism and "The Arrangement"||Novelist and television writer Sarah Dunn may be the creator and executive producer of the hit ABC sitcom, American Housewife, but it's her latest novel, The Arrangement that has everyone buzzing.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Charles Duhigg on Being "Smarter, Faster & Better"||Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of "The Power of Habit," which has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJTRB Tidbits Special: A Mother's Day Poem||Just the Right Book Podcast is celebrating Mother's Day with one of Roxanne's favorite Mother's Day Poems||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTidbits Ep 1: We Are Starting a Book Club!||Just the Right Book Podcast is thrilled to launch our very first Tidbits episode.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Dani Shapiro on "Time, Memory & Marriage"||RJ Julia recently hosted an event for one of their favorite authors, Dani Shapiro and Just the Right Book Podcast was there every step of the way.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Looking For "Just the Right Book?" Here Are a Dozen Recommendations||Just the Right Book Podcast welcomes back it's resident Renaissance Man Matthew Dicks||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: "Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the 70's"||Veteran rock journalist Tom Doyle, has interviewed Paul McCartney, U2, Madonna, Ringo Starr, David Bowie and many more||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Race, Architecture & "The Woman Next Door"||Yewande Omotoso's follow up to her award winning, South African-published novel "Bom Boy", has been called "radiant" by Publisher's Weekly and "a female take on Grumpy Old Men" by O Magazine.||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Kimberly Williams-Paisley Finds Light After Loss||You probably know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Annie Banks in the popular Father of the Bride movies, from one her many TV roles or as the wife of country music star, Brad Paisley.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: Michael & Ann From "Books on the Nightstand"||Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from "Books on the Nightstand" recently joined Roxanne in the "Just the Right Book" studios to chat about books they are reading.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: Ann Patchett On Humor, Heartbreak & "Commonwealth"||As co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville and the author of seven novels, Ann Patchett is a strong voice for independent booksellers||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Jason Stanley tells us "How Propaganda Works"||Author, professor, philosopher, Jason Stanley stopped by the Just the Right Book studios to talk propaganda, how it works and how language influences the way we think and reason about public issues.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Amy Dickinson says "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things"||You probably know Amy Dickinson from the nationally syndicated advice column "Ask Amy", which is carried in over 150 newspapers and read by an estimated 22 million readers daily!||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: "What's on the Front Table": The Strand Bookstore||The Strand Book Store is New York City's legendary home of "18 miles" of new, used and rare books. This episode features a special installment of our segment, "What's on the Front Table." The Strand's head buyer, Carson Moss, joined Just the Right...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: “Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear...and Why”||Sady Doyle is an award-winning writer and journalist who's work has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, just to name a few.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Daphne Merkin is "This Close to Happy"||Daphne Merkin is a novelist, a critic, contributor to the New York Times, Elle and Tablet Magazine.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth"||Lindsey Lee Johnson's debut novel, "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth" tells the story of a group of students as they maneuver through their high school adolescence.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Jo Malone: The "English Scent Maverick"||Jo Malone is known around the world for her iconic brand of fragrances and now as the founder and Creative Director of her brand-new fragrance brand, Jo Loves.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: "Book Riot" and JTRB Add to Your 2017 TBR List||You've probably heard Rebecca Schinsky hosting the popular podcast "Book Riot- "The Podcast" with Jeff O'Neal or know her from her other popular Book Riot show "All the Books" with Liberty Hardy.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?"||Dr. Gina Barreca is a women's humorist, author, writer, speaker and professor at UConn.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: "Books on the Nightstand"||Michael Kindness set the gold standard for book podcasts as the former host of the popular show "Books on the Nightstand."||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Al Capone: Lover or Cold-Blooded Killer?||Deirdre Bair is a national book award winner and has given us Five award-winning biographies.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Kidnapped and Displayed as Circus Freaks in the Jim Crow South||Beth Macy’s last book “Factory Man” is a New York Times best-selller and now in development to become an HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Looking for Your Next Read? We've Got you Covered!||Matthew Dicks is the ultimate Renaissance Man.||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Jacques Pepin brings "Heart & Soul" to this holiday season||Jacques Pepin is a world-renowned chef, a former columnist for the New York Times and the author of more than two dozen cookbooks.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Maria Semple Thinks "Today Will Be Different"||Maria Semple stops by Just the Right Book to chat about her new best-selling comic novel, "Today Will Be Different."||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: It's Beginning to Book a Lot Like Christmas||Liberty Hardy, one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the popular Book Riot podcast, "All the Books" is teaming up with Roxanne Coady to help you choose the best books for everyone on your holiday list!||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: James Patterson Tells Us Why We Should "Give Please a Chance"||James Patterson may hold the Guinness world record for the most #1 New York Times best-sellers, but it's his latest passion project that has him buzzing.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging Us & We Like It||Luvvie Ajayi, author of "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual" counts Oprah, Bono and Shonda Rhimes among her biggest fans.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Roxanne Coady||Award-winning author Amy Bloom interviews Roxanne Coady, owner of the famous independent bookstore RJ Julia in Madison, CT for the introductory episode of Just the Right Book. The "Lucky Us" author gets Roxanne to dish on everything from her...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Just the right podcast
I can't say enough about the "Just the Right Book" podcast with Roxanne Coady. So interesting and engaging, like having an intimate conversation with a good friend. Her subjects -- Jacques Pepin and Maria Semple to name but two -- are fascinating, and Roxanne knows intuitively how to ask "just the right question" to elicit insights that are provoking and often surprising. What a treat. Roxanne makes me want to close out the world and hole up with a book, but only after a run to the bookstore to pick up "just the right book." The people on my gift list are lucky this year because my choices have been informed by Roxanne's invaluable guidance. Looking forward to hearing more in 2017. Happy holidays to all.
Just What I've Been Looking For
I work a very routine 9-5 desk job and about the only thing to get me through the day is podcasts. I was searching for a podcast just like this a few months ago but am just now finding this. My only complaint is that my TBR pile seems to never end now and I find myself getting very distracted at work looking up every book that's mentioned in the episode.
For any lover of literature, you will find this to be a perfect podcast for you!
The perfect way to learn about new books
I found myself jotting down book titles in the middle of each episode, and then checking them out afterwards. A ton of great ideas. The author interviews were fascinating and informative - it was exciting to hear the thought process behind how people write and how they create. The host is knowledgeable, humorous and a great interviewer. If you love books, I don't see how you wouldn't love this show!