Leisure & Lifestyle

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.

Mort Rosenblum: "Chocolate" (North Point Press) (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2005

Food writer Mort Rosenblum traces chocolate from its origins to it most elaborate forms and explains why he believes chocolate to be as nuanced as a glass of fine wine.

Patricia Aburdene: "Megatrends 2010" (Hampton Roads)

November 14, 2005

A best-selling author challenges conventional wisdom about the relationship between greed and capitalism. She highlights seven trends transforming our free enterprise system into something more spiritual and values oriented.

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.

Jon Katz: "Katz on Dogs" (Villard)

October 10, 2005

The relationship between man and dog has always been complicated. A leading authority on the human-canine bond offers a commonsense philosophy for training and living with dogs.

Selena Roberts: "A Necessary Spectacle" (Crown)

August 18, 2005

The legacy of tennis icon Billie Jean King is traced from the "Battle of the Sexes" against Bobby Riggs through Title IX legislation, and to contemporary women's sports champions, such as Venus and Serena Williams.

Emily Yoffe: "What the Dog Did" (Bloomsbury)

August 15, 2005

A life-long cat lover tells the tale of how she became a dog lover.

Kathy Santo: "Dog Sense" (Knopf)

June 10, 2005

A canine behaviorist explains how to customize a training method to meet your dog's specific needs, motivations, and confidence level.

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