This week on The Reading Life, Rich Cohen, whose new book is Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. We'll also hear from Mary Fitzpatrick, who's the co-editor, with Virginia McCollam, of a gorgeous new book about New Orleans called Days and Nights in the Dreamy City: Locals Share Their Favorite Places.
Plus we hear a poem from Andy Young.
The New Orleans Saints are undefeated, winning their fifth game in a 26-18 victory over the Bears in Chicago.
The Saints hadn’t won a game at Soldier Field since Oct. 8, 2000. Their last game in Chicago — the 2008 NFC Championship game — ended in a bitter overtime loss.
But this is 2013. The Saints’ lauded offense is firing on all cylinders, and their defense is now seen as one of the top secondaries in the league.