"David Denby is a highly regarded journalist who is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and the author of Great Books: My Adventures With Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World, a fascinating 1996 narrative about his experience going back to Columbia University a few decades after graduating and re-enrolling in core classes that taught the 'great books' of the Western Canon. Now Denby has written a new book, Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives, again immersing himself in class — but this time at high school — to learn if great teachers can help young people fall in love with great literary works."And at On Point with Tom Ashbrook at WBUR Boston, How To Get Teens To Read:
"David Denby on the 24 great books that can bring even today’s kids to reading. And maybe you, too."