Susan Orlean is a New Yorker staff writer and a bestselling author. Her book The Orchid Thief was made into the Oscar Award-winning movie Adaptation, starring Meryl Streep and Nicholas Cage.
She recently published The Library Book, a deep dive into the history of America's libraries, and a re-examination of the disastrous Los Angeles Library fire 1986.
Susan tells a true story, about a man who tells her she will meet the love of her life on New Year's Day.
And I talk with Rob Reinhart, of the syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe, about the story and the series, and introduce a song I wrote in response to Susan's story called "New Year's Day."