Authors Erica Jong and Susan Choi joins co-hosts Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher, and Kate Wolf in our third and final installment from the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on USC Campus. First, Erica Jong talks about her new collection of poems, The World Began with Yes, as well how she sees the present moment from the long view of her engagement with feminism and other political causes. Then, exploring the trials and tribulations of life in high school, Susan Choi’s talks about the ethics of storytelling and how her novel Trust Exercise emerges from questions about how we work through our ideas about power, identity, and values in the turbulent years of high school and, much later, after we’ve become adults.
LARB Radio Hour: Commitment and Trust, Past and Present, with Erica Jong and Susan Choi
By LARB AV - June 7, 2019