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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.

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November 12th, 2014

Episode 11 of 123 episodes

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about how the rich aren’t like you and me. In Jonathan Franzen’s “Ambition” a wealthy couple’s marriage of convenience unravels. It’s read by Edie Falco. And Mary Louise Parker brings to life an hilariously vain and selfish socialite in Dorothy Parker’s “From the Diary of a New York Lady.”

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