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January 3, 2001

Diane invites listeners to share their opinions, hopes, and predictions for the new year. She also shares with listeners the poem "The Dash."

SARK: "Transformation Soup" (Fireside/Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2001

Artist and author Susan Kennedy -- better known as SARK -- presents her unconventional perspective on emotional healing. From learning to appreciate the simplest pleasures, to confronting the most painful of life's experiences, SARK's...

E.L. Doctorow: "City of God" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2001

For St. Patrick's Day, the March Readers' Review panel discusses Alice McDermott's National Book Award-winning novel. It's the story of an Irish-American man whose life is changed by the loss of the woman he loves, who returns to Ireland.

Jane Smiley: "Horse Heaven" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2001

Jane Smiley is famous for her award-winning novels, but she's also a horse enthusiast -- she happens to own 16 horses! Her latest book, is set in the world of thoroughbred racing. She'll talk about the ins and outs of betting and breeding...

Da Chen: "Colors of the Mountain" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2001

Da Chen grew up in a rural Chinese village, amid the hardships of the Cultural Revolution. He joins Diane to tell the story of the poverty and political turmoil of his childhood, and to describe the unusual turns his life has taken since...

Alice Walker: "The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2000

Author Alice Walker joins Diane to discuss her new collection of semi-autobiographical stories that come from the experience of her early marriage and divorce.

Jane Hamilton: "Disobedience" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2000

Novelist Jane Hamilton's latest book tells a familiar family story with a modern twist: a teenage boy finds out that his mother is having an affair by reading her e-mail.

Sidney Poitier: "The Measure of a Man" (Harper San Francisco) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2000

Actor Sidney Poitier discusses his new memoir. He'll talk about his childhood in the Bahamas, and about how the values his parents taught him have influenced both his film career and his involvement in social justice advocacy.

Robin Morgan: "Saturday's Child" (Norton)

December 21, 2000

Former Ms. Magazine editor Robin Morgan discusses her new memoir, which traces her life's journey from child TV star to feminist activist and writer.

Susan Weitzman: "Not to People Like Us" (Basic Books)

December 11, 2000

Psychologist Susan Weitzman discusses the little-understood problem of domestic violence in upscale families. In her new book she talks about why even women who are highly educated and have financial resources of their own sometimes stay...

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