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Between the Lines: An Interview Series with Kelly Corrigan

with Gretchen Rubin , Chip Kidd , Kelly Corrigan , Imbolo Mbue , Alan Alda , Celeste Ng , Nathan Englander , Jane Green , RJ Palacio , John Hodgman , Mary Pope Osborne , Delia Ephron , John Grisham , Mayim Bialik , Nicola Yoon , Marie Lu and Margaret Atwood

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About The Class

Between the Lines is a series about uncovering the REAL story of these 16 best-selling authors and what story telling means to them. Each of these authors has their own stories that influence their work. Most writers are writing either directly or indirectly based on their experience, their dreams, or their realities. They are telling their stories, whether they are "made up" or based on real life. That takes a ton of bravery, a ton of courage, and that is what stops people generally from putting themselves out there. There is a fear of being not only judged on your work but your ideas. Writing takes BRAVERY. It takes a leap to put yourself out there for eyes to read what you have to say, and then there is the part of actually getting it done. This series is really about being brave, how these authors write their truth and how they MOVE people through their creative pursuits. This series is about what is "between the lines" for each these authors.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Imbolo Mbue

    30:03
  2. 02

    Chip Kidd

    21:55
  3. 03

    Alan Alda

    30:54
  4. 04

    Celeste Ng

    25:31
  5. 05

    Gretchen Rubin

    30:08
  6. 06

    Nathan Englander

    31:13
  7. 07

    Jane Green

    24:59
  8. 08

    RJ Palacio

    23:02
  9. 09

    John Hodgman

    26:42
  10. 10

    Mary Pope Osborne

    27:32
  11. 11

    Delia Ephron

    23:36
  12. 12

    John Grisham

    27:55
  13. 13

    Mayim Bialik

    21:49
  14. 14

    Nicola Yoon

    24:22
  15. 15

    Marie Lu

    18:01
  16. 16

    Margaret Atwood

    29:54

Meet Your Experts

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than BeforeThe Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide ... read more

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Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is a Designer/Writer in New York City (and Stonington, CT, and Palm Beach, FL). His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. ... read more

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Kelly Corrigan

A gifted storyteller and talented interviewer, Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences with the themes of her three New York Times best-selling memoirs about family.
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Imbolo Mbue

IMBOLO MBUE is a native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for more than a decade, she lives in New York City. ... read more

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Alan Alda

Alan Alda has international recognition as an actor, writer and director. Has has been nominated for an Academy Award for The Aviator, Emmy nominated for his role on The West Wing, and has received 6 EMMYs. ... read more

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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You, which was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications. ... read more

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Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander is the author of the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, as well as the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, and the novel The Ministry of Special Cases (all published by Knopf/Vintage). He was the 2012 recipient of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for What We Talk About.  ... read more

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Jane Green

Jane Green is the author of eighteen novels, of which seventeen are New York Times Bestsellers, including her latest, Falling Previous novels have included The Beach House, Second Chance, Jemima J, and Tempting Fate. She will be debuting her cookbook, Good Taste, on October 4th. ... read more

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RJ Palacio

For many years, RJ was an art director and book jacket designer, designing covers for countless well-known writers in every genre of fiction and nonfiction. RJ always wanted to write, though. RJ kept waiting for the perfect time in my life to start writing ... read more

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John Hodgman

JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine. ... read more

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Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne is an ardent advocate and supporter of children’s literacy, and the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books, biographies, and mysteries. ... read more

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Delia Ephron

Bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron's most recent novel is Siracusa. Her other novels include The Lion Is In and Hanging Up. She has written humor books for all ages, including How to Eat Like a Child and Do I Have to Say Hello?; and nonfiction, ... read more

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Mayim Bialik

Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom “Blossom” and now appears regularly on the #1 comedy in America, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” playing neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, a role for which she has received one Screen Actors Guild nomination and four Emmy nominations. ... read more

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Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon is the #1 NYT bestselling author of Everything, Everything, which is now a major motion picture, and The Sun Is Also a Star, a National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor Book and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her family. ... read more

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Marie Lu

Marie writes young adult novels and has a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, she was born in 1984. Before she became a full-time writer, she was an artist in the video game industry. ... read more

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Margaret Atwood

Ms. Atwood’s reviews and critical articles have appeared in Canadian Literature, Maclean’s, Saturday Night, This Magazine, New York Times Book Review, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Nation, Books In Canada, The Washington Post, The Harvard Educational Review, and many others. ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • KimberlyAnnMurphy

    KimberlyAnnMurphy

    December 2017

    I love hearing from all of these authors! Some of my longtime favorites and I also discovered some new authors I didn't know about. AMAZING!

  • Iroc Amoroso

    Iroc Amoroso

    October 2018

    Binged all night long...simply wonderful collection of interviews.

  • Justin Barker

    Justin Barker

    March 2018

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