Society

Lauren Slater: "Lying" (Random House)

July 24, 2000

Psychologist Lauren Slater has written three memoirs. The first focused on her history of schizophrenia, the second on her experiences with depression. In the third, she writes about her episodes of epilepsy -- and her habit of telling...

ADA Anniversary

July 24, 2000

Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act 10 years ago this Wednesday. A panel talks about what has changed for the disabled in workplaces, schools, courts, and in American society in the past decade, and how activists are...

Adam Fifield: "A Blessing over Ashes" (William Morrow)

July 20, 2000

In 1984, the Fifield family of Vermont took in a teenage Cambodian refugee. In his new memoir, Adam Fifield tells the story of how his family changed with the arrival of his adopted brother, and of how they continue to learn from each...

Jeff Goodell: "Sunnyvale" (Villard)

July 19, 2000

For most people, Silicon Valley is a place where computers are made along with giant fortunes. But for journalist Jeff Goodell, Silicon Valley is home. In his new memoir, he tells the story of growing up in Northern California, and of how...

Racial Harassment in the Workplace

July 19, 2000

Non-white workers across the country have been reporting the appearance or placement of nooses, a hostile, racially charged symbol, in their workplaces. A panel talks about what's behind these incidents and how law enforcement and the...

Richard Stengel: "You're Too Kind" (Simon and Schuster)

July 18, 2000

In his new book, journalist Richard Stengel outlines the history of flattery, from chimpanzee grooming techniques through the civilizations of Egypt, ancient Greece and the Renaissance, up to the present-day cultures of Washington, D.C...

Human Trafficking and Smuggling

July 18, 2000

Anti-crime experts report that human trafficking and smuggling have become big business for organized crime networks. Some believe that as many as 200 million people worldwide may be involved. A panel discusses what is known about trends...

Daniel Asa Rose: "Hiding Places" (Simon and Schuster)

July 17, 2000

Daniel Asa Rose describes a trip to Europe he took with his two young sons, tracing the history of their relatives and their fate during the Holocaust. In his new book, he tells how the experience helped him build a new relationship with...

Porter Shreve: "The Obituary Writer" (Mariner)

July 10, 2000

First time novelist Porter Shreve recounts how a young journalist's curiosity leads to an obsessive search for the truth. Shreve teaches at the University of Michigan and is co-editor of three anthologies, including "Tales Out of...

Laura Sessions Stepp: "Our Last Best Shot" (Riverhead)

July 5, 2000

Reporter Laura Sessions Stepp discusses her book. It's about today's middle-school-aged kids, and what parents need to know about the critical years of early adolescence.

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