May 13, 2019
Julie Buxbaum is a brilliant, best-selling author whose latest Young Adult novel, “Hope and Other Punch Lines,” just arrived in bookstores. She’s also a total sweetheart whom Christy doesn’t get to see often enough. Julie discusses growing up as an obsessive reader and studious girl in suburban New York, going to Harvard Law School (which she loved) and her brief career as a lawyer (which she didn’t love), and taking the leap into becoming a novelist. We also talk about what her process is when she starts a new book and how she tackles writer’s block. Please try to tune out the police helicopter circling overhead for a big chunk of our conversation — it’s all part of our glamorous life in the big city! — and enjoy.