Fresh Air: Writers Speak

Version: Abridged
Author: Terry Gross
Narrator: Various , Terry Gross
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes
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Conducted by Fresh Air host Terry Gross in her signature, award-winning style, this is a collection of thought-provoking interviews with writers. Includes David Sedaris, Stephen King, Maurice Sendak, Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, John Updike, Joyce Johnson, Fran Lebowitz, Billy Collins, Richard Price, and David Rakoff.

Reviews (3)


Written by Roseann Solnica on September 26th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Highly recommend. She asks the right questions to get the actors and directors to really talk about the craft of acting rather than the glib self aggrandisement that is part and parcel of most celebrity interviews.

Entertaining - as always

Written by Anonymous from Franklin, TN on February 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Terry Gross is one of the best interviewers in the business - hands down. This isn't the first time I've heard many of these movie personalities interviewed but Terry brings out so much more than anyone else - and every interview offered unique insights into the perspectives of the subjects. Actually, the questions are often as interesting as the answers. Very interesting...Highly recommend.

Terry Gross is the Best

Written by Andy Rock from Silver Spring, MD on January 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I gradually "discovered" Terry Gross on public radio; 88.5 FM in the Washing DC area and found her gentle prodding produced some interesting interviews. She takes on all sorts and asks some odd questions, the kind you want to ask a friend, sort of personal, and does it in an endearing way. This collection of parts of over a dozen interviews is entertaining and interesting.

Author Details

Author Details

Gross, Terry

"Fresh Air" with TERRY GROSS, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Terry Gross started out in public radio in 1973, at WBFO in Buffalo. Soon after she became producer and host of Fresh Air, then a live, daily show broadcast locally, at WHYY in 1975. "Fresh Air" premiered nationally in its current hour-long version in 1987, designed as the lead in to the program "All Things Considered. A recipient of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow award, Terry Gross has been called by the "L.A. Times" "One of the most thought-prov