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Three Page-Turners...from Michael Shapiro

Apr 8, 2013

High Museum director Michael Shapiro reads from a favorite book
Credit Nick Nesmith / WABE

High Museum director Michael Shapiro may own an impressive stack of coffee-table art books, but his true passion is fiction.

He usually has a couple of book reviews he's cut out of the New Yorker or the New York Times Book Review in his wallet—so that when he passes a bookstore, he knows what to look for once he goes in.

In this segment, he talks with host Steve Goss about a series of novels he couldn't put down, a novel he hopes one day to finish, and a nonfiction book so plot-driven it reads like fiction. 

Michael Shapiro's Picks:

  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • The Patrick Melrose Trilogy by Edward St. Aubyn
  • The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.