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Aug 11, 2021

Taylor Jenkins Reid joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about Malibu Rising, her latest New York Times bestseller.

Malibu Rising follows four famous siblings over one day in August 1983, the day of their annual party, which is legendary. All the “right” people are there. By the end of the night their lives will be changed, secrets will be revealed -- and oh, the house where the party is taking place will be burned down. The Rivas are connected to fame. Two are beloved surfers, one is a renowned photographer, and all four of them are children of the legendary singer, Mick Riva, who is estranged from his children.

Taylor shares her thoughts on the appeal of setting this book in Malibu and shares why it has become a mecca for stars. Their discussion also covers Daisy Jones & the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor’s earlier books, which now take her readers from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. She shares the decade where her next book will take place, which will pull these books together in a quartet. They talk about fame and how it impacts people’s lives. And there’s an update on the film adaptation of Daisy Jones & the Six. Surf’s up, and you do not want to miss this ride.

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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