Non-Fiction

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

September 23, 2010

A psychologist and expert on brain science talks about why we "choke" when stressed. She paints a portrait of how people handle -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- life's daily pressures.

Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has An End"

September 23, 2010

Ingrid Betancourt was campaigning for presidency in Colombia in 2002, when she was taken hostage by the FARC, a brutal terrorist organization. A personal account of six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle and the remarkable rescue...

Michael Eisner: "Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

Michael Eisner: "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

September 15, 2010

The former Disney CEO offers a personal look at some of America's most successful business collaborations - including his own with the late Frank Wells.

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams:  Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

September 9, 2010

The true legacy of social reformer, Jane Addams, is often overlooked today, but a century ago she was one of the nation's most radical progressives. A new biography of the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

September 8, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: the story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit...

Gail Caldwell:  "Let's Take the Long Way Home"

Gail Caldwell: "Let's Take the Long Way Home"

September 2, 2010

A memoir about treasuring and losing a friend. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell tells how the extraordinary bond she shared with her best friend has endured, even after death.

Jennifer Jordan: "Last Man on the Mountain"

August 31, 2010

A journalist tackles one of the Himalayas' most legendary mysteries: What happened to the wealthy, middle-aged American adventurer who tried to climb K2 in the nineteen-thirties.

Scott Simon: "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other"

Scott Simon: "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other"

August 30, 2010

NPR host Scott Simon on falling in love at first sight -- wtih the two baby girls he and his wife adopted from China. A personal tale of the joys of adoption and becoming a first-time father later in life.

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

August 18, 2010

The healing power of dogs: the founder of a service dog training organization on matching dogs to children and adults with disabilities and why all dog owners can benefit from a better understanding of how their canine companions perceive...

Higher Education

Higher Education

August 17, 2010

Two professors examine the American higher education system and explain how students and parents can get the most for their money.

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