New Yorker Samantha Bee

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Samantha Bee
"I'm a little obsessed with stories about middle-aged men who can't grow up. I'm interested because I don't want to be blindsided by aging. I don't want to wake up one day and say, 'Wait a second! Who is this person looking back at me?'" —Samantha Bee, The Daily Show correspondent and author

Books that made a difference to Samantha Bee:

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer

The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan