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Slate's Books: The Worst Book Ever?

Slate book reviewer Aleksandar Hemon reviews what he calls the worst book he ever read voluntarily -- A Movie...and a Book, by first-time novelist Daniel Wagner. Hemon talks to NPR's Madeleine Brand about how the book reveals unfortunate trends in publishing.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).