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Book Nook: Magic and Loss - the Internet as Art, by Virginia Heffernan

Jul 24, 2017

Virginia Heffernan grew up with the Internet. She was on-line before any of us were. In this interview she explains how that happened and how her zealous participation in that strange and sometimes magical world has been a transporting endeavor.

I wanted to interview Virginia when this book first came out last year but I wasn't able to make that happen. Fortunately when books are issued again as paperbacks we obtain second chances to discover them. I persevered. Virginia agreed to an interview.

This is one of my favorite non-fiction titles from the last couple of years. I learned so much from reading it. After you listen to this program I predict that you'll want to read it, too. Virginia gives a marvelous interview. She's erudite, articulate, and stiletto sharp. She kept bringing up Donald Trump. You have to love that, right?

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by five local library systems in southwest Ohio:  the Greene County Public Library,  Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.