marriage http://wamc.org en "The Madwoman In The Volvo" By Sandra Tsing Loh http://wamc.org/post/madwoman-volvo-sandra-tsing-loh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her new memoir, <em>The Madwoman in the Volvo</em>, writer and performer <a href="http://members.authorsguild.net/sandratloh/">Sandra Tsing Loh</a> tells the story of her personal roller coaster of menopause. It includes an affair with a married man, the explosion of her marriage, and the pressure of keeping her daughters off of Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad. 
 
</p><p>Surprisingly, deeper research into the biological science of menopause suggests that this is all normal. Loh deduces that this midlife “madness” is less about menopause than about the madness of the world: trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) change.</p><p>Sandra Tsing Loh is a contributing editor to <em>The Atlantic</em> and the author of five previous books. She is a regular commentator on NPR’s <em>Morning Edition</em> and PRI’s <em>This American Life</em> and has performed two solo shows off-Broadway.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90208 at http://wamc.org "The Madwoman In The Volvo" By Sandra Tsing Loh "My Accidental Jihad" By Krista Bremer http://wamc.org/post/my-accidental-jihad-krista-bremer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fifteen years ago, <a href="http://www.kristabremer.com/">Krista Bremer</a> would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world.</p><p>But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of two people—a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own identities.</p><p>Krista Bremer tells the story in her new book, <em>My Accidental Jihad</em>.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89877 at http://wamc.org "My Accidental Jihad" By Krista Bremer "License To Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples" By Kimberly Richman http://wamc.org/post/license-wed-what-legal-marriage-means-same-sex-couples-kimberly-richman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles?</p><p><em>License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples</em> by Kimberly D. Richman examines the meanings of marriage for couples in the two first states to extend that right to same sex couples: California and Massachusetts.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84986 at http://wamc.org "License To Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples" By Kimberly Richman "The Longest Date: Life As A Wife" By Cindy Chupack http://wamc.org/post/longest-date-life-wife-cindy-chupack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cindychupack.com/CC/the_one-page_site_of_cindy_chupack.html">Cindy Chupack </a>has spent much of her adult life writing about dating and relationships for several hit TV series and as a sex columnist for <em>O</em>, The Oprah Magazine. At the age of thirty-nine, she finally found The One—and a wealth of new material.</p><p>Marriage, Cindy discovered, was more of an adventure than she ever imagined, and in this collection of essays she deftly examines the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony. Soulful yet self-deprecating, <em>The Longest Date</em> recounts her first marriage (he was gay) and the meeting of Husband No. 2, Ian.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82104 at http://wamc.org "The Longest Date: Life As A Wife" By Cindy Chupack Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/21/14 : Marriage http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-12114-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The concept of marriage has gotten a lot of attention in the media lately. Whether it be states wrestling with legalizing gay marriage, proposed legislation to require pre-marriage education classes or the latest scandal involving a politician’s marital infidelity—for better or for worse, we still view marriage as the happily ever after. But what is the recipe for a good marriage? What makes it stick?</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 82266 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/21/14 : Marriage Liza Donnelly On "Women On Men" http://wamc.org/post/liza-donnelly-women-men <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is always a thrill to welcome New Yorker Cartoonist </span><a href="http://www.lizadonnelly.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Liza Donnelly</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the program. She has a new book of cartoons and writing, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GVABUL6/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00GVABUL6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Women on Men</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00GVABUL6" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that is available as an e-book.</span></p><p>The book is a collection of over 200 of her cartoons. The theme is primarily about women being funny.</p><p>Liza Donnelly has been publishing cartoons in the New Yorker since 1982. She is also a weekly columnist and cartoonist for <a href="http://www.forbes.com">Forbes.com</a>, specializing in politics and women’s rights, and for three years, Donnelly has been drawing a weekly cartoon on gender issues and women’s rights for the news site, <a href="http://www.womensenews.org/">Women’s Enews</a>.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80119 at http://wamc.org Liza Donnelly On "Women On Men" "Life in a Marital Institution: Twenty Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Memoir" by James Braly http://wamc.org/post/life-marital-institution-twenty-years-monogamy-one-terrifying-memoir-james-braly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jamesbraly.com/">James Braly</a> is the first two-time winner of <a href="http://www.themoth.org">The Moth</a> GrandSlam, a contributor to <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org"><em>This American Life</em></a>, and currently touring the country with his Off-Broadway hit Life In a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour).</p><p>His new memoir is also entitled: <em>Life In a Marital Institution</em>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69898 at http://wamc.org "Life in a Marital Institution: Twenty Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Memoir" by James Braly The Book Show #1302 - Ben Schrank http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1302-ben-schrank <p>In the new novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374192499/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0374192499">Love Is a Canoe</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0374192499" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, partly set in the village of Millerton, NY, Ben Schrank delivers a smart, funny, romantic novel about the fragility of marriage and the difficulty of repairing the damage when well-intentioned people forget how to be good to one another.</p><p>Ben Schrank is also the author of the novels <em>Consent</em> and <em>Miracle Man</em>.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55083 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1302 - Ben Schrank "A Kiss Before You Go: An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss" by David Gregory http://wamc.org/post/kiss-you-go-illustrated-memoir-love-and-loss-david-gregory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the loss of his wife in a tragic accident, artist Danny Gregory chronicled his grief in the medium he knows best—the pages of his illustrated journals. His new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1452101949/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1452101949&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">A Kiss Before You Go: An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1452101949" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, reproduces these journal pages in a visual memoir of Gregory's journey towards recovery.</span></p><p>Gregory's process reminds us that creative expression offers its own therapy, and that living each day to its fullest may be as simple as putting pen to paper. Anyone who has experienced loss will take solace in this candid look at grieving.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59650 at http://wamc.org "A Kiss Before You Go: An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss" by David Gregory Cuomo Calls Obama's Gay Marriage Support a "Major Advancement" http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-calls-obamas-gay-marriage-support-major-advancement <p>Governor Cuomo, who won national praise and attention for championing the passage of same sex marriage in New York, calls President Obama&rsquo;s support of gay marriage a &ldquo;major advancement for equal rights in this country.&rdquo;&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip; &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:51:01 +0000 Karen Dewitt 38681 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Calls Obama's Gay Marriage Support a "Major Advancement"