For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
Many sports commentators have remarked that the most interesting stories of the Olympic Games now ongoing in Sydney are about the accomplishments of female athletes. Colette Dowling joins Diane to discuss her new book "The Frailty Myth", an examination of whether there is truth to the conventional wisdom that men are physically stronger than women. They’ll talk about the historical, cultural, and scientific origins of this assumption — and about what’s happening now to change it.
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