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Cultural Life: Jodi Picoult, author


I just was lucky enough to read Alice Hoffman's upcoming 'The Story Sisters'. Wow, that's all I can say. Currently I have 'The Story of Edgar Sawtelle' on my Kindle – which makes the 600-page book a little more user-friendly!


I'm addicted to 'Lost' – it's the smartest character-driven show on TV. My guilty pleasures are 'American Idol' (I watch it with my kids!) and 'Grey's Anatomy'.


I recently got to see 'The Reader', and thought Kate Winslet totally deserved that Oscar. I'm a little bit in love with Robert Pattinson from 'Twilight'. 'Duplicity' was great fun as well – snappy, smart dialogue, which is a rarity. But the film I'm most looking forward to is the movie adaptation of 'My Sister's Keeper', due out in the UK in June.


I recently took my son to Broadway to see Patti LuPone starring in 'Gypsy', 'Spring Awakening' and 'Grease'. And during upcoming trips in the UK, I'm seeing 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert', 'We Will Rock You', and 'La Cage aux Folles'. Can't wait!

'Handle with Care' is published by Hodder & Stoughton. www.jodipicoult.com