Dana Spiotta’s new novel, Innocents and Others, revolves around two best friends. Both women are talented filmmakers, but they don’t agree on much. One is a commercial director who makes hits, while the other makes art movies and documentaries. There’s also a third woman, who calls powerful men in Hollywood she doesn’t know and emotionally seduces them over the phone. Innocents and Others is a book about friendship and what’s meaningful in art and in life.