Kathleen Rooney on With Respect with John Smientaka 04/02/17

John Smietanka’s  guest this week is a historical novelist, Kathleen Rooney; her latest novel is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, tracking the life of a real woman, Margaret Fishback, the highest paid woman “ad-man” in the country in the 1930s and 40s. Told from the perspective of Lillian who, on New Year’s Eve 1985, decides to take a long walk to a party in Manhattan, and along the way remembers her life and wisdom gained along the way of a tumultuous urban existence.