Since Jon Stewart returned from his time away from The Daily Show to direct a movie, he’s shown greater interest in Hollywood, featuring more actors and director and fewer authors.
But this week, he is back in the groove, with three of his four weekly shows featuring authors.
Monday: The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran, Hooman Majd, (RH/Doubleday, 11/8/13)
Stewart is a bit late to the party on this book, which was featured on NPR after it was published last fall. He has a natural affinity for the subject; his forthcoming movie, Rosewater, (no release date yet), is based on another book about a family in Iran, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival by Maziar Bahari, (Random House, 2011).
Tuesday: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, Michio Kaku, (RH/Doubleday, 2/25/14)
The media’s favorite physicists explores the cutting edge of brain research.
Thursday — Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits, Kevin Roose, (Hachette/Grand Central)
The author also appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition last week (see our earlier story ).