Books

Melissa Fay Greene: "Last Man Out" (Harcourt)

April 3, 2003

Melissa Fay Greene's new book tells the story of the 19 miners dramatically rescued in 1958 from the deepest coal mine in North America after a disastrous cave-in.

Betsy Lerner: "Food and Loathing" (Simon & Schuster

April 2, 2003

Award-winning poet, former book editor, and literary agent Betsy Lerner shares her memoir of her decades-long struggle with bipolar disorder and lifelong compulsive overeating.

Paul Hendrickson: "Sons of Mississippi" (Knopf)

March 27, 2003

In 1962, seven white sheriffs gathered at the University of Mississippi not to welcome the first black student to enroll there but to thwart his efforts to integrate "Ole Miss." A "Life" magazine photograph of the seven...

Queen Noor: "Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life" (Miramax)

March 26, 2003

As the American-born wife of the late King Hussein of Jordan, Queen Noor has a unique perspective on events in the Middle East. In a new book, she shares memories of her 21-year marriage and her perspective on Hussein's legacy.

Readers' Review: Graham Greene's "The Quiet American" (Penguin)

March 19, 2003

In this month's Readers' Review, Diane and her guests discuss Graham Greene's classic tale of desire and deception set during the French war in Indochina in the early fifties. "The Quiet American" was published in 1955 and provided...

Valerie Martin: "Property" (Doubleday)

March 18, 2003

Valerie Martin sets her latest novel in the heat of the antebellum South during a slave rebellion. Drawing on slave narratives and plantation owners' journals to create the voice of a woman slaveholder, she continues to examine history and...

Alice Walker: "Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth" (Random House)

March 17, 2003

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker joins Diane to read from her new poetry collection and talk about her lifelong involvement in activist movements, including her recent participation in anti-war rallies.

Abdo & Lyons: "Answering Only To God" (Henry Holt)

March 14, 2003

Diane's live broadcast from National Geographic continues. Husband and wife Geneive Abdo and Jonathan Lyons join Diane to talk about what they saw when they became the first U.S. journalists allowed to work in Iran after the 1979...

Alison Owings: "Hey, Waitress" (University of California Press)

March 12, 2003

Author Alison Owings talks with Diane about her coast-to-coast travels to find out what waitresses - at five-star hotels, local diners, and every place in between - think about the job, their co-workers, and customers who don't tip too...

Barbara Ley Toffler: "Final Accounting" (Broadway)

March 11, 2003

Barbara Ley Toffler, a former Arthur Andersen employee, reveals how a corporate culture of greed and arrogance led to the collapse of the legendary accounting firm.

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