Patricia Van Tighem: "The Bear's Embrace" (Pantheon)

September 18, 2001

In 1983, Patricia Van Tighem and her husband were attacked by a grizzly bear while vacationing in the Canadian Rockies. Both survived, but the experience changed her forever. She joins Diane to talk about her memoir of the attack and its...

Harriet Lerner: "The Dance of Connection" (Harper Collins)

September 17, 2001

In the face of tragedy, we want to reach out to close family and friends. But sometimes those relationships are strained. Psychotherapist Harriet Lerner discusses her newest book about relationships. She offers advice on "how to talk...

Talking to Kids

September 14, 2001

Diane talks with a panel of child development experts and psychologists about how children of all ages are reacting to the news of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, and about how parents can best help their kids.

Rick Bragg: "Ava's Man" (Knopf)

September 5, 2001

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the acclaimed memoir All Over but the Shoutin' joins Diane to talk about his new book, which tells the story of backwoods legend Charlie Bundrum, the grandfather he never knew.

Elva Trevino Hart: "Barefoot Heart" (Bilingual Press) (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2001

Elva Trevino Hart's book is a memoir of her childhood in south Texas and Minnesota as the daughter of Mexican immigrant migrant workers. She joins Diane to talk about growing up in this environment, and about how she left it behind and got...

Steven Bach: "Dazzler" (Knopf)

August 30, 2001

Film and theater veteran Steven Bach discusses his new book, a biography of acclaimed playwright and director Moss Hart. The author chronicles Hart's on-stage triumphs, including "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "Camelot,"...

Michael Thompson: "Best Friends, Worst Enemies" (Ballantine)

August 29, 2001

"Back to school" means young people spending more time with their peers: in class, at lunch, after school, and at dances and other school-sponsored activities. In his new book, psychologist Michael Thompson explores the social...

Cheri Register: "Packinghouse Daughter"

August 28, 2001

Writer and teacher Cheri Register tells the story of the meatpackers' strike that divided her Minnesota hometown in the 1950's. In her memoir, she combines her own memories of the strike with historical research.

Nicholas Evans: "The Smoke Jumper" (Delacorte)

August 23, 2001

Nicholas Evans, the author of the best-selling "The Horse Whisperer," presents his latest novel. He'll talk about why he, an Englishman, is so drawn to settings in the American West, and about what he learned about the dangerous...

Mary McKay Maynard: "My Faraway Home" (Lyons)

August 20, 2001

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S. was drawn into war in the Pacific, Mary McKay Maynard was only eight years old and living with her family in the Philippines. In her memoir she gives a child's-eye account of the excitement and...

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