Alexandra Horowitz, author of On Looking, interviewed.
The Afterword Episode 29: Alexandra Horowitz, Author of On Looking, Interviewed
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Jan. 17 2013 8:48 AM

Learning How To Look

An interview with Alexandra Horowitz, author of On Looking.


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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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When Alexandra Horowitz, author of the New York Times best-seller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, decided to learn how to observe her everyday surroundings better, she took 11 walks, each one in the company of someone—or something—with a special expertise. In On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes, Horowitz describes what she learned from a blind woman, a geologist, an artist, a toddler, a dog, and others. The discussion lasts about 26 minutes.

The Afterword, which appears in the Slate daily podcast feed every other Thursday, features interviews with the authors of new nonfiction books. The next episode will feature Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. It will be available on Jan. 31.

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The podcast is produced by June Thomas. The executive producer of Slate’s podcasts is Andy Bowers.

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