Society

Riera and DiPrisco: "Field Guide to the American Teenager" (Perseus)

October 2, 2000

All teenagers bewilder, frustrate, and sometimes even frighten their moms and dads, and today's "Generation Y" is no exception. Michael Riera and Joseph DiPrisco are both psychologists specializing in work with adolescents and their...

Mary Karr: "Cherry" (Viking)

September 28, 2000

Mary Karr joins Diane to continue telling the story of her life, which she began in her best-selling 1995 memoir "The Liars' Club." In her new volume, she relates her years of adolescent turmoil, as she came of age in the 1960s.

Nursing Home Reform

September 27, 2000

President Clinton has asked Congress to approve $1 billion in new spending to boost staffing and training in the nation's nursing homes. Diane hosts a conversation about how best to improve the quality of care in American's long-term care...

Nancy Cobb: "In Lieu of Flowers" (Pantheon)

September 26, 2000

Journalist Nancy Cobb discusses the lessons she's learned from coping with loss in her own life and from talking with acquaintances, friends and loved ones who are grieving. In her new book, she explores the role of death within life, and...

Martin Goldsmith: "The Inextinguishable Symphony" (Wiley)

September 22, 2000

Martin Goldsmith, former host of NPR's "Performance Today," discusses his family memoir, "The Inextinguishable Symphony." His parents met and fell in love in Nazi Germany, when both were performers in a Jewish symphony...

David Isay: "Flophouse" (Random House)

September 21, 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...

Colette Dowling: "The Frailty Myth" (Random House)

September 19, 2000

Many sports commentators have remarked that the most interesting stories of the Olympic Games now ongoing in Sydney are about the accomplishments of female athletes. Colette Dowling joins Diane to discuss her new book "The Frailty...

Kerry Kennedy Cuomo: "Speak Truth to Power" (Crown)

September 18, 2000

Kerry Kennedy Cuomo is founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, named in honor of her late father. Her new book "Speak Truth to Power" is a collection of photographs and profiles of many of the leading human rights...

Margaret Salinger: "Dream Catcher" (Washington Square Press)

September 13, 2000

Margaret Salinger, daughter of writer J.D. Salinger, discusses her memoir of growing up with a father who is as famous for protecting his privacy as he is for his novels and stories. She joins Diane to talk about her book, and to explain...

Herbert Bix: "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan" (Harper Collins)

September 8, 2000

Japanese Emperor Hirohito's reign lasted 62 years, from 1926 to 1989. He presided over one of the most turbulent periods of Japan's history, including, of course, World War II. Historian Herbert Bix discusses this controversial ruler.

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