Barbara LeBey: "Family Estrangements" (Longstreet Press)

April 13, 2001

Almost every family has a "black sheep" of some kind, and whichever side of the relationship you're on, estrangements within families are very painful and delicate. Attorney Barbara Le Bey talks about how these divisions begin, and...

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

April 12, 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...

Diane McWhorter: "Carry Me Home" (Simon & Schuster)

April 11, 2001

Journalist Diane McWhorter grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s as the daughter of one of the city's most prominent white families. In her new book, she revisits the turbulent times of her childhood, and explores the perspectives...

Tubach & Rosner: "An Uncommon Friendship" (University of California Press)

April 2, 2001

Bernie Rosner is a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz and Fritz Tubach belonged to a Nazi Youth group growing up in Germany. They are longtime friends who today live in California. They join Diane to explain how they became friends and how they...

SARK: "Eat Mangoes Naked" (Fireside)

March 30, 2001

Self-described "succulent wild woman" SARK (a.k.a. Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) talks about creating and experiencing pleasure as often as possible. Her new book is full of suggestions about finding both physical and imaginary...

Zander and Zander: "The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life" (Harvard Business School Press)

March 29, 2001

Family therapist Rosamund Stone Zander and her husband, conductor Benjamin Zander, draw on a variety of strengths and perspectives to teach problem-solving techniques. They join Diane to talk about the book they co-authored on this subject.

Nina Bernstein: "The Lost Children of Wilder" (Pantheon)

March 27, 2001

In a new book, journalist Nina Bernstein focuses on one of New York City's most complex and challenging foster care cases. She joins Diane to explain the "Wilder" case - in which the system failed both a teenage girl and her baby...

Richard and Jeffrey Galli: "Rescuing Jeffrey" (Algonquin Books)

March 22, 2001

In 1998, teenager Jeffrey Galli suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a swimming-pool accident. His father, Richard Galli, wrote a book documenting the difficult ethical questions he grappled with as his son lay paralyzed in a hospital...

John Banville: "Eclipse" (Knopf)

March 21, 2001

Diane talks with Irish novelist John Banville, about his latest book. It's about a famous actor confronting the ghosts and memories of his past as he struggles through a midlife crisis.

Stephen O'Connor: "Orphan Trains" (Houghton Mifflin)

March 20, 2001

From 1854 to 1929, some 250,000 homeless children were transported out of American cities and placed with families in the rural West. This emigration plan was the idea of a minister named Charles Loring Brace. Stephen O'Connor tells the...

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