Books Mona Simpson Books by Mona Simpson Mona Simpson has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Mona Simpson Review Book Reviews In Mona Simpson's 'Casebook,' A Holden Caulfield For Our Time May 15, 2014 The teenage protagonist in Simpson's novel spies on his parents and learns their secrets. It's a haunting cross between Harriet the Spy and The Catcher in the Rye. In Mona Simpson's 'Casebook,' A Holden Caulfield For Our Time Listen · 2:07 2:07 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/300507873/312832936" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Three Books... Motherhood: 3 Books On Work, Life And Too-Small Pool Towels September 7, 2013 Media outlets are full of stories about whether women can "have it all." After becoming a mother, Curtis Sittenfeld came to appreciate novels and memoirs that look beyond those headlines to celebrate the difficult, messy, delightful juggling act of parenthood. She shares three of her favorites. New In Paperback Ever Growing: Cancer's Bio, Addiction Profiled, Nannies Needed August 17, 2011 Fiction ranges from Mona Simpson's look at mommies and nannies in Hollywood to Julia Stuart's tale of an English menagerie to Barry Eisler's newest Ben Treven thriller. In nonfiction, there's Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize-winning "biography of cancer" and a memoir by Bill Clegg. Mona Simpson is also the author of The Lost Father and Anywhere But Here. Gasper Tringale hide caption toggle caption Gasper Tringale Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'My Hollywood' Deconstructs Mother-Nanny Bond August 16, 2010 Mona Simpson's new novel focuses on a group of wealthy Santa Monica mothers — juggling families, jobs and packed social calendars — and their immigrant nannies, who make it all work. Critic Jane Ciabattari says the novel is a resonant and timely observation about the gap between Hollywood's haves and have-nots.