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John Colapinto: "As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl" (Harper Collins)

February 22, 2000

Author John Colapinto's new book tells the shocking story of a botched infant circumcision that a doctor and the boy's parents tried to remedy by raising the child as a girl. The subject of the book, a man named David Reimer, joins...

Readers' Review: William Styron's "The Confessions of Nat Turner"

February 18, 2000

This month's Readers Review panel discusses "The Confessions of Nat Turner," novelist William Styron's retelling of the life of the man who led the Virginia slave revolt of 1831.

Open Phones

February 15, 2000

Diane opens up the lines for conversation with listeners all around the country.

Cokie and Steve Roberts: "From This Day Forward" (William Morrow)

February 14, 2000

Journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts discuss their new book on marriage. The book alternates tales from their own marriage with stories of other American marriages.

Amanda Beesley: "Something New" (Doubleday)

February 11, 2000

When Amanda Beesley's boyfriend proposed marriage, she thought life wouldn't change much. After all, they already lived together and had been to plenty of their friends' weddings. But, as she tells in her book, engagement and then newlywed...

Cynthia Richmond: "Dream Power: How To Use Your Night Dreams To Change Your Life" (Simon and Schuster)

February 4, 2000

One night, journalist and therapist Cynthia Richmond went to sleep and had a dream that she wrote a column called "In Your Dreams" for a newspaper. Today her dream is a reality -- she writes about dreams for the Los Angeles Times...

Donald Spoto: "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life" (St. Martin's)

February 2, 2000

Donald Spoto discusses his new biography of former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the woman he calls "the first non-Hollywood star in American history."

Open Phones

February 1, 2000

Listeners set the topic for an hour of open-ended discussion with Diane.

Mary Gordon: "Seeing Through Places" (Scribner)

January 31, 2000

Novelist and professor Mary Gordon discusses her new memoir, "Seeing Through Places." In the book, she presents the homes that have played significant roles throughout her life, from her grandmother's oddly confusing house, to the...

Census 2000

January 26, 2000

The 2000 census is underway, with surveys being delivered to households across the country. The information will be used to redraw political boundaries in line with federal policies designed to create fairness in the democratic process...

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