Q&A with Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn, author, book critic, and essayist, talked about his book Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachieverread more

Walter Kirn, author, book critic, and essayist, talked about his book Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (Doubleday; May 19, 2009). In his first non-fiction book, Mr. Kirn tells the story of his years at Princeton University in the 1980s.

Walter Kirn regularly writes for The New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Time, New York, GQ, and Esquire. He has written six fiction books including Up in the Air which is being made into a movie starring George Clooney to be released in the fall of 2009. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Jul 5, 2009
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