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New York Times Bestselling Author ANN LEARY on the history that's shaped women's rights, reproductive rights, the writing process, her new book, the dread of self-promotion, and SO MUCH MORE!
Episode 3611th August 2022 • Breaking Brave with Marilyn Barefoot • Marilyn Barefoot
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Ann Leary is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels, THE CHILDREN, THE GOOD HOUSE, OUTTAKES FROM A MARRIAGE, and the memoir, AN INNOCENT, A BROAD. Please enjoy this extremely wide ranging conversation with Ann, who is a truly delightful human being; not to mention, ridiculously smart and chalk full of wisdom!

Ann's work has been translated into eighteen languages and she has written for numerous publications including Ploughshares, NPR, Real Simple and the New York Times. Ann’s NY Times Modern Love essay, “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive,” was adapted for the Amazon Modern Love TV Series and stars Tina Fey and John Slattery. THE GOOD HOUSE was adapted as a motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline and will premiere at the Tribeca International Film Festival on June 16, 2022.

Her latest novel, THE FOUNDLING (Scribner/MarysueRucci) was released on May, 31, 2022.

Ann and her husband Denis Leary live in New York.

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