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Bruce Jay Friedman has been hailed by critics as a comic genius, a writer whose vision confronts the malaise of contemporary life with a liberating deadpan humor. Friedman has published several novels, multiple collections of short stories, four plays, and several works of nonfiction. His short...
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about growing up.  In Stephan Enter's "Resistance," teenagers at a local chess club are suspicious of their new teacher.  The reader is Michael Cerveris.    And sassy Hazel Parker speaks her mind in Toni Cade Bambara's "Gorilla, My...
Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about expectation, hope and disenchantment.  A navy wife isn't charmed by the Riviera, until a chance encounter changes everything, in Richard Yates' “Evening on the Côte d’Azur," read by Edie Falco.  And a video parlor run by a lonely widower...