Welcome Minnesota Public Radio Listeners!

If you’re arriving here because of my appearance on Midmorning, welcome! By way of a little background, I started The Millions in early 2003 when I was a bookseller at an independent bookstore in Los Angeles. I’ve since moved on from there, but the blog has stuck around. We now have several contributors besides me, and we write daily about books and other cultural topics.

Regarding the topic of today’s show, you can read some additional thoughts of ours in these posts.

We also suggest that you take a look at our Book Review Index, which includes all the reviews ever penned for The Millions by both our regular contributors and our many, many guests. The reviews range from our longest considerations, to our briefest squibs, to appreciations and ruminations. And don’t miss our Year in Reading, our end-of-the-year series for which we asked dozens of well-known writers and bloggers to tell us about the best book they read all year.

Finally, if you like what you see here, please bookmark the site or subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks!

Update: A link to listen to the segment should be up at the MPR site soon (I went on around minute 35). If you heard the segment, let us know what you thought. Leave a comment below.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.


  1. Heard most of the MPR show this morning and loved it. I was just talking to a friend last night (also a mother of young children) and we agreed to try to read one book – any book – every two months. And anything that a 3 or 6 year old would like doesn't count! Then heard the show this morning which further inspired me. I have never been to this site so I will now go and "look around". Thanks!

  2. Great to hear you on the radio Max! Your point about the casual nature of book blogs and the idea that they create an interactive conversation about books rather than a static review found in newspaper book review is right on target. Thanks to The Millions for providing thoughtful dialogue about book.

  3. Good work, Max! I thought you sounded cool and collected, whereas Wasserman was getting pretty tense.

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