Timothy Kreider's "I Wrote This Book Because I Love You:" An Ode to Relationships | WYPR

Timothy Kreider's "I Wrote This Book Because I Love You:" An Ode to Relationships

Feb 9, 2018

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A conversation with Timothy Kreider, a writer who grew up in Baltimore, and has become one of the most highly respected cartoonists and essayists on the literary scene today.  For more than a decade, his cartoon, The Pain: When Will it End ran in the City Paper here in Baltimore and in other alternative weeklies around the country.  His cartoons have been published in three books.  His work has also appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker and elsewhere. 

His latest book is a collection of essays about love: love that is requited and unrequited, love for his cat, love for his best friend, love at the circus, and how scientists study our capacity to love.  It’s really good.  It’s called I Wrote This Book Because I Love YouTim Kreider has returned to his hometown and  joins us in Studio A.