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Clive Thompson

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Reading Lives is an interview podcast with interesting people who love books. My guest on this episode is Clive Thompson, a longtime contributing writer for The New York Times, writer for Wired, and author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Lives for the Better. This episode is sponsored by and Matched by Ally Condie.


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Books discussed in this episode:

Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy by Jay Williams & Raymond Abrashkin

Grief Lessons by Ann Carson

The Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret Atwood

Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Middlemarch by George Eliot

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Clouds by Aristophanes

An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope

Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye

Flame and Shadow by Sarah Teasdale

Articles discussed in this episode:

How a 1974 sci-fi novel for teens eerily predicted the rise of personal drones by Clive Thompson