By The Book

April 26, 2017 NEWSLETTER
For Book Lovers and Other Curious People


Music journalist Tom Doyle brings the Seventies to life again in his incredible account of the rise, fall and rise again of Elton John in Captain Fantastic: Elton John’s Stellar Trip Through the ‘70s. The book uses as its basis rare one-on-one interviews with Elton himself, as well as his intimate cast of characters, particularly songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. Doyle provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek of one of music’s most flamboyant entertainers ever. In this week’s new episode of “Just the Right Book Podcast,” Roxanne Coady interviews Doyle to get a first-hand account of how it all came together, what it was like delving into Elton’s world, and reminding us of perhaps the wildest and weirdest decade of all time. Take a listen



Chelsea Clinton. John Grisham. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Ashley Graham. That’s just a partial list of prominent figures who have come or are coming to R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT – owned by our podcast host Roxanne – in the coming weeks. They all are recent authors (to Grisham, of course, “recent” could apply pretty much to any time in his life), all from different backgrounds, all with unique stories to tell – whether almost being the daughter of two U.S. Presidents, or donning the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. If you could hear just one of them on an upcoming podcast, who would it be? Not to worry – we’re going after all of them!


Well, we really weren’t, but now that you mentioned it, we were thrilled to have Ann Patchett on a recent episode going deep on her very personal novel, Commonwealth, and we made note that Time magazine a few years ago named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Fast forward to the just released Top 100 list for 2017, and we’re so excited to be working with Manal al-Sharif, who made the list as a “Protester,” fighting hard for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia as a female driver. She’s written Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening, and we are slating her for an episode in the near future.


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“Roxanne is like a book psychic – she asks a few questions and then immediately pulls titles from her treasure trove of a mind. Her recommendations never disappoint. Listen to her and fall in love with her.”

Roxanne has such a great chemistry with her guests. I’m already reading and looking for books from the show.”

“Great advice in an entertaining way.”

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Thanks for listening. Now go read a book!


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