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This week, Chris Cleave joined host Rico Gagliano for a charming "Guest of Honor" interview about his latest novel, "Gold." He talked about everything from sport addictions, to getting cut down to (book jacket) size, to Tanya Harding's latest exploits. Here's a bonus section that didn't make it into the radio piece, in which Chris reads from the novel's winning opening chapter.
The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA.