Leisure & Lifestyle

Alexandra Johnson: "Leaving a Trace" (Little Brown)

January 16, 2001

At the start of a new year, many of us are inspired to start keeping a journal of some kind. Alexandra Johnson discusses her new book on journal-writing and its benefits.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: "The Social Lives of Dogs" (Simon and Schuster)

June 30, 2000

In her latest book on man's best friend, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas writes about the ways dogs interact and form relationships with fellow canines, with humans, and with other animals of all kinds.

Forrest Church: "Lifecraft" (Beacon)

June 12, 2000

Unitarian minister Forrest Church discusses his new book, a guide to finding meaning in the most mundane tasks, the most basic relationships with others, and the balance between the many roles we all play in everyday life.

Alice Steinbach: "Without Reservations" (Random House)

May 10, 2000

Seven years ago, journalist Alice Steinbach set out to re-discover her independence, after realizing she'd come to define herself only through her relationships to her children, her career, and other people and places. She shares the story...

David Brooks: "Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" (Simon and Schuster)

May 8, 2000

Journalist and self-described "comic sociologist" David Brooks discusses his new book. He created the term "Bobo," short for "bourgeois bohemians," to define today's new upper class, who combine 60's-era bohemian...

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