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October 9, 2015 Comment

Lessons From Speaker Henry Clay, ‘The Great Compromiser’

Historian Harlow Giles Unger calls him America’s greatest House speaker, working with 10 presidents over 50 years.

October 8, 2015 4 Comments

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

October 6, 2015 62 Comments

Former Sandy Hook Teacher On Moving Forward After Tragedy

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis explains how she worked through her grief after the tragic shooting in her new book “Choosing Hope.”

October 5, 2015 18 Comments

The Bloggess Is Determined To Be ‘Furiously Happy’

Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness in “Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things.”

September 29, 2015 Comment

Recapturing The Magic With John Cleese

The legendary British funnyman and Robin Young attempt to reenact their interview that wasn’t recorded.

September 29, 2015 24 Comments

Does Anyone In The GOP Carry Jack Kemp’s Torch?

A new book argues that Jack Kemp was the most important Republican of the 20th century who was not president.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Reimagining The 1966 University Of Texas Massacre

Writer Elizabeth Crook turned the massacre into a novel, “Monday, Monday,” which tells the story through characters who were there.

September 28, 2015 Comment

Science Plays Lead Role In New Book Aimed At Young Adults

Ali Benjamin’s novel “The Thing About Jellyfish” has been long-listed for the National Book Award.

September 23, 2015 3 Comments

Elizabeth Gilbert On Unlocking Creativity, Ideas As Viruses

The author of the best-seller “Eat, Pray, Love” is out with her new book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.”

September 22, 2015 24 Comments

New Insights Into A Pivotal Year In Nixon’s Presidency

Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter are out with a new book “The Nixon Tapes: 1973,” their second volume of annotated transcripts from Nixon’s collection of secretly recorded White House conversations.

September 21, 2015 3 Comments

The Music That Brought Hope To A Besieged City

Author M. T. Anderson has now written the book “Symphony for the City of the Dead” on Russian composer Shostakovich.

September 16, 2015 Comment

A Young Comic Shares His Struggle With Depression

After his viral TED Talk, 21-year-old Kevin Breel is out with a book, “Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Live.”

September 15, 2015 9 Comments

Don’t Be A ‘Lying Narcissist’ And Other Leadership Advice

Business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer is out with a new book, “Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time.”

September 14, 2015 Comment

Washington Town Continues To Bask In ‘Twilight’

Tourism from the “Twilight” books has injected new blood into the economy of a once-hobbled logging town called Forks.

September 11, 2015 2 Comments

E.O. Wilson And ‘The Meaning Of Human Existence’

We revisit our conversation with the biologist about his book on human existence that bridges science and philosophy.

September 8, 2015 Comment

Ron Rash Combines Natural Beauty and Human Ugliness In ‘Above The Waterfall’

The critically-acclaimed author is out with a new novel that takes place in and around a state park in the Appalachian mountains.

September 7, 2015 13 Comments

Tess Vigeland’s Tale Of Jumping Without A Net

The longtime host with public radio’s “Marketplace” quit without much of a plan. She explains why and how it went in a new book.

August 31, 2015 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 21, 2015 Comment

Author: Russia Published Books I Didn’t Write

A publishing house in Moscow has published two books that Edward Lucas didn’t write under his name. And he’s not alone.

August 18, 2015 101 Comments

Author: Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend while she was a dean at Stanford University. Her research has led to a book.

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October 8 128 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

October 8 4 Comments

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

October 7 234 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

October 7 12 Comments

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.