Society

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...

Diana McLellan: "The Girls" (L.A. Weekly-St. Martin's)

December 8, 2000

Diana McLellan is best known as an expert on Washington gossip, but her new book focuses on some of the most glamorous leading ladies of Hollywood's golden age, and the behind-the-scenes secrets of their intimate frienships and romances...

David Isay: "Flophouse" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

December 7, 2000

Independent radio producer David Isay discusses his book "Flophouse", based on his radio documentary about the rapidly-disappearing residence hotels in the Bowery area of New York City. This volume of photographs and interviews...

Anna Quindlen: "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" (Random House)

December 5, 2000

Writer Anna Quindlen won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her work as a New York Times columnist. She surprised many when she gave up the twice-weekly column to concentrate on other projects, such as family matters and writing fiction. In her...

Katie Couric: "The Brand New Kid" (Doubleday)

December 1, 2000

Katie Couric, host of NBC's "Today," discusses her new book for children. She'll also talk about her ongoing efforts to raise awareness of colon cancer, which took her husband's life in 1998.

James Atlas: "Bellow" (Random House)

November 29, 2000

James Atlas discusses his new biography of one of the most celebrated American novelists living today, Nobel Prize-winner Saul Bellow. Atlas depicts a man who has loved books since boyhood, and whose life has been marked by both personal...

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