Chatter kicks off October with David, Torie and Jamie. Book news covers Maggie Haberman’s new book on Trump (probably won’t buy) and Tom Hanks’ first novel. The pop quiz is on required reading for first years in college. David wins! LaToya Watkins zooms in with “Perish,” her debut novel about family, trauma, race, class, and dysfunction. As many have said, it’s hard to read but impossible to put down.