Non-Fiction

Martin Goldsmith: "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"

Martin Goldsmith: "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"

April 9, 2014

In 1939, 900 Jews attempted to flee Nazi Germany on the ship the "St. Louis." Turned back at every port, the boat eventually returned to Europe. Many passengers ended up dying in the Holocaust, including Martin Goldsmith's grandfather and uncle. "Alex's Wake" traces Goldsmith's efforts to recreate his family's journey in order to bear witness to their suffering and honor their memory.

Scott Eyman: "John Wayne: The Life and Legend"

Scott Eyman: "John Wayne: The Life and Legend"

April 8, 2014

Thirty-five years after his death, John Wayne is still named as one of America's top ten favorite movie stars -- possibly because he became a symbol of the nation itself. Diane and biographer Scott Eyman discuss the life and legend of the actor who once claimed: "I played the kind of man I'd like to have been."

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

March 31, 2014

Economist Jeremy Rifkin argues capitalism is waning worldwide. How advances in technology and communications are creating a new economic system based on the sharing of goods and services.

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

March 27, 2014

For nearly two decades, Jane Fonda has dedicated herself to the issue of adolescent health. Now she's translated what she's learned into a guide on sexuality and development for young people.

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

March 20, 2014

A new book about the history of a failed missionary school founded in early 19th century Connecticut which recruited boys from China, Hawaii and Native American nations. The multicultural school prospered for years, but eventually collapsed under the weight of colonial racism, setting off a chain of events that culminated tragically in the Trail of Tears.

Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

March 10, 2014

The former South Carolina senator, Tea Party leader and current CEO of the Heritage Foundation argues that conservative ideas are at the heart of what America is all about.

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

February 25, 2014

"I Forgot to Remember" is a memoir about one woman's journey after a traumatic brain injury erased all memories of her previous life. Diane talks to Su Meck about her remarkable experience.

Megan McArdle: "The Up Side Of Down"

February 17, 2014

Bloomberg columnist and economics blogger Megan McArdle makes the case that success -- in business and in life -- is largely contingent on how quickly and nimbly we learn from our mistakes. She speaks with Diane about how to identify mistakes early and channel setbacks into future success.

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

February 13, 2014

For nearly 10 years, Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times. Over the decade, he has read more than 50,000 stories of relationships lost, found and transformed. In his new book, "Love Illuminated," he reveals what he has learned.

Judy Foreman: "A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

February 10, 2014

One hundred million adults in America live with chronic pain, yet only four medical schools require students to take a course on the subject. Judy Foreman draws on her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist to present what she calls a practical plan of action.

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