Books of the States: Kristof and WuDunn on Cleary and Taleb

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband and wife, have collaborated for over 20 years as Pulitzer-winning New York Times correspondents and as the authors of three books, including the upcoming Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which follows the engaged style, full of calls to action, that Kristof has become known for in his Times columns. Kristof is from Oregon and WuDunn is from New York City, and when I asked for some hometown reading, Kristof chose his fellow Yamhill County, Ore., native, Beverly Cleary, while WuDunn, with the recent Wall Street upheavals in mind, thought of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's ode to the improbable, The Black Swan:

Video: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on Beverly Cleary and The Black Swan

--Tom


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