Books Marion Meade Books by Marion Meade Marion Meade has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Marion Meade Opinion New In Paperback Finer Points: Raising Kids, Getting Laughs, Finding Faith March 23, 2011 Jennifer Egan paints an inventive portrait of a record executive and his employee, while Anna Quindlen plumbs the life of a suburban mother. Mitch Albom tells the story of two clergymen, Carol Burnett remembers her TV variety show, and Marion Meade looks at the wacky life of writer Nathanael West. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Summer Books That Make The Critics' Cut June 19, 2010 Just what is a summer book, anyway? Does it have to be a big, fat, juicy page turner to earn the right to be packed away in the luggage (or downloaded on the e-reader)? We put that question to several book reviewers to find out what they like to take along on summer getaways. Summer Books That Make The Critics' Cut Listen · 6:04 6:04 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127918885/127949850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Lonelyhearts': A Tragic Tale Of Forgotten Celebrities March 24, 2010 Marion Meade chronicles the life and times of little-known author Nathanael West and his wife, Eileen McKenney. West was the author of the novels Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust.