Books Andrew Sean Greer Books by Andrew Sean Greer Andrew Sean Greer has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Andrew Sean Greer Summer Reader Poll 2019: Funny Books We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books August 20, 2019 We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud. Chef and television personality Guy Fieri prepares food at the 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ethan Miller/Getty Images Pop Culture Happy Hour Pop Culture Punching Bags August 10, 2018 Every once in a while, we decide to defend the seemingly indefensible pieces of pop culture that everyone loves to hate. Today, we put on our boxing gloves to defend the honor of some of pop culture's most notorious punching bags. Guests: Audie Cornish and Guy Branum. Pop Culture Punching Bags 25:29 Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/637163515/637237062" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Books Andrew Sean Greer Chronicles a 'Marriage' June 24, 2008 Best known for his novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli, Andrew Sean Greer explores the hidden secrets of one suburban, 1950s couple in his new book, The Story of a Marriage. Greer Reads from 'The Story of a Marriage' Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91672465/91835152" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Summer Books 2008: Excerpts Excerpt: 'The Story of a Marriage' May 23, 2008 Pearlie and Holland Cook are like any other married couple in the early 50s — quietly loving, engaged in a polite dance of circumstance and genuine affection — until a friend from Holland's past shows up on their doorstep and changes everything.