Leisure & Lifestyle

Susan Edsall: "Into the Blue" (St. Martin's Press)

July 14, 2004

After Susan Edsall's pilot father suffered a devastating stroke, she was told he would never fly again. But she realized the best way to help him recover was to get him back in the air.

Harriet Lerner: "Fear and Other Uninvited Guests" (HarperCollins)

June 10, 2004

Psychotherapist Harriet Lerner believes if you are alive, you have an anxiety disorder. She talks with Diane about the very human feelings of fear, anxiety and shame, and how to move forward in life with courage and hope.

Carl Honore: "In Praise of Slowness" (Harper San Francisco)

May 12, 2004

A self-described speedaholic calls for perspective and balance in our lives. Canadian journalist Carl Honore examines how our world got so frenetic, how this pace affects us, and a worldwide movement to slow down.

Julia Reed: "Queen of the Turtle Derby" (Random House)

April 23, 2004

Mississippi-born journalist Julia Reed talks about the quirks and charms of Southern fashion, food and culture.

Mary Matalin: "Letters to My Daughters" (Simon & Schuster)

April 12, 2004

Mary Matalin discusses the life lessons she learned from her mother and from a life in politics, and how she hopes to pass them on to her daughters.

Dominique Browning: "Paths of Desire" (Scribner)

March 24, 2004

Suburban gardening has many joys -- color, fragrance, the satisfaction of making something grow. But the backyard gardener also must battle against raccoons, the neighbor kids' errant soccer balls, eyesores like garbage cans... The editor...

Abigail Trafford: "My Time" (Basic Books)

January 5, 2004

Many Americans today are staying healthy into their 60s, 70s, and even 80s. "The Washington Post"'s health columnist Abigail Trafford joins Diane to talk about the consequences of this phenomenon and how Americans can make the...

Peter Post: "Essential Manners for Men" (Harper Collins)

December 3, 2003

The great grandson of Emily Post tells men what to do, when to do it, and why.

Marian Burros: "Cooking for Comfort" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2003

The Diane Rehm Show celebrates the ultimate "comfort food" holiday with a rebroadcast of Diane's conversation with New York Times food columnist, Marian Burros. Her new cookbook was inspired by Americans' renewed interest in foods...

Marion Cunningham: "Lost Recipes" (Knopf)

November 21, 2003

Just before Thanksgiving, cookbook author Marion Cunningham joins Diane to make the case that family dinners should be part of an everyday routine -- not just a holiday treat. Her new cookbook is full of old-fashioned recipes that have...

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