Authors

Gail Caldwell: "New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir"

Gail Caldwell: "New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir"

April 7, 2014

Pulitzer-prize winner Gail Caldwell talks with Diane about her new memoir which highlights a dramatic turning point in her life.

Louis Bayard: "Roosevelt's Beast"

Louis Bayard: "Roosevelt's Beast"

April 3, 2014

After losing a bitter election in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt jumped at the chance to leave Washington. But his trek into the Amazon nearly killed him. An historical novel about the former president’s ill-fated expedition.

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

March 31, 2014

Economist Jeremy Rifkin argues capitalism is waning worldwide. How advances in technology and communications are creating a new economic system based on the sharing of goods and services.

A Special Readers' Review: Why Fiction Matters

A Special Readers' Review: Why Fiction Matters

March 26, 2014

A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.

Teju Cole: "Every Day Is For The Thief"

March 25, 2014

The story of a Nigerian-American doctor who returns to his native Lagos and rediscovers what he loves and hates about the city. The author of "Open City" on his new book and his experiments with photography and social media.

Simon Schama: "The Story Of The Jews"

Simon Schama: "The Story Of The Jews"

March 17, 2014

Historian Simon Schama's latest book, "The Story of the Jews," is also a five-part documentary series airing on PBS. Schama talks with guest host Frank Sesno about his chronicles of the 3,000-year-old history and what being Jewish means to him.

Dinaw Mengestu: "All Our Names"

Dinaw Mengestu: "All Our Names"

March 11, 2014

Ethiopian-born author Dinaw Mengestu is known for his stories about the African immigrant experience in America. His new novel is set in both post-independence Uganda and the U.S. It's a story of love, friendship and the power of redemption.

Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

March 10, 2014

The former South Carolina senator, Tea Party leader and current CEO of the Heritage Foundation argues that conservative ideas are at the heart of what America is all about.

Readers' Review: "Salvage The Bones" By Jesmyn Ward

Readers' Review: "Salvage The Bones" By Jesmyn Ward

February 26, 2014

For our February Readers’ Review: "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward. It's the story of a poor family from a down-and-out Bayou town in the days before and after Hurricane Katrina. Diane and her guests discuss this National Book Award winner.

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

February 25, 2014

"I Forgot to Remember" is a memoir about one woman's journey after a traumatic brain injury erased all memories of her previous life. Diane talks to Su Meck about her remarkable experience.

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