Ruth Reichl: "Garlic and Sapphires" (The Penguin Press) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2005

A former New York Times restaurant critic tells about wearing disguises to the fanciest Manhattan eateries in an attempt to remain anonymous in America's highest-profile restaurant reviewing job.

Robert Parker: "The World's Greatest Wine Estate" (Simon & Shuster)

December 16, 2005

A renowned wine critic provides a tour of the greatest wineries around the world. He explains what makes a wine great and offers insider tips for ordinary wine-lovers who want to get their hands on extraordinary bottles.

Greg Critser: "Generation Rx" (Houghton Mifflin)

November 28, 2005

A journalist explores how Americans have become the largest consumers of pharmaceuticals in the world and how pills are transforming our bodies and culture.

Dr. LaSalle Leffall: "No Boundaries" (Howard)

November 18, 2005

Surgeon, oncologist, professor, and medical spokesman Lasalle Leffall believes "When you give people hope... you grant them one of the greatest of all human joys: the joy of anticipation." He joins Diane to talk about his new...

Diane Ackerman: "An Alchemy of Mind" (Scribner)

November 11, 2005

The author, a poet and naturalist, paints a lush landscape of the brain at work.

Andrew Weil: "Healthy Aging" (Knopf)

November 1, 2005

Alternative health guru Dr. Andrew Weil offers a prescription for how to age gracefully. He explains how the body ages and gives practical advice to help you achieve and maintain the best health throughout the lifelong process of aging.

Judith Viorst: "I'm Too Young to be Seventy" (Free Press)

October 12, 2005

The best-selling author takes a poetic and humorous look at the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian.

Dr. Marc Siegel: "False Alarm" (Wiley)

September 16, 2005

A look at the epidemic of fear sweeping America. Dr. Marc Siegel explains why, in a country where most deadly diseases have been eradicated and advances in science and technology protect our bodies and property better than at any other...

Michael Strober: "Just a Little Too Thin" (Da Capo Press)

September 15, 2005

Clinical psychologist and eating disorder expert Michael Strober talks about how to distinguish between a child's passing interest in calorie-counting and the beginnings of more serious problem. He explains how to promote your child's...

Peggy Drexler: "Raising Boys Without Men" (Rodale)

August 23, 2005

More and more boys are being raised in families headed by women. A research psychologist explains why and how boys living in homes without fathers can and do excel.

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