National Press Club

An Open Book

November 12, 2003

About This Video

Run time: 58 minutes

Mr. Dirda was interviewed about his memoir, An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In the book, the author describes his experiences growing up in a working class neighborhood in an Ohio steel town. He also discusses his love of books and the influence of various books and literary characters in his life.