The New York Times

By the Book: John Lithgow

THE ACTOR AND AUTHOR, MOST RECENTLY, OF ‘DUMPTY: THE AGE OF TRUMP IN VERSE’ IS A FAN OF PHILIP ROTH’S ANTIHERO MICKEY SABBATH: ‘OUTRAGEOUS, TRANSGRESSIVE AND WILDLY THEATRICAL. NOW THERE’S A ROLE I’D LOVE TO PLAY.’

Q: What books are on your nightstand?

A: At the moment, “She Said,” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, which I can barely put down. Also Stephen Fry’s new book, “Mythos,” a larky retelling of all the Greek myths, many of which I never did get straight. And Nell Freudenberger’s fine new novel, “Lost and Wanted,” though I must declare my bias: She’s my goddaughter.

Q: What’s the last great book you read?

A: As a reader, I’m an enthusiast but distractible and not very discriminating. If I finish a book, I consider it great.

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da The New York Times

The New York Times6 min letti
Learning to Love 'Frozen,' Repeatedly
Once a father took his aversion to “Frozen” and, yes, let it go, he realized that beyond the branded backpacks and Anna and Elsa matching sock sets, the movie is an ingeniously crafted tale.
The New York Times4 min lettiPsychology
The Zen of Weightlifting
CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER AND OTHER LESSONS THAT APPLY FAR BEYOND THE GYM. One of my favorite movements at the gym is called a farmer’s carry. You hold a heavy weight — for me, around 95 pounds — in each hand and attempt to walk with a solid, upright po
The New York Times4 min lettiScience
The Snowiest Mountains: Where to Ski, and When
Planning a ski or snowboarding vacation? Data can direct you to the mountains most likely to have the best snow, either around the holiday season or in the spring.