memoir http://wamc.org en "Living With A Wild God" By Barbara Ehrenreich http://wamc.org/post/living-wild-god-barbara-ehrenreich <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Living With A Wild God</em>, <a href="http://www.barbaraehrenreich.com/">Barbara Ehrenreich</a> reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.</p><p>Ehrenreich is the New York Times bestselling author of <em>Nickel and Dimed</em>.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88250 at http://wamc.org "Living With A Wild God" By Barbara Ehrenreich "Year Of No Sugar" By Eve O. Schaub http://wamc.org/post/year-no-sugar-eve-o-schaub <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sure, sugar is in ice cream and cookies, but what scared <a href="http://eveschaub.com/category/a-year-of-no-sugar/">Eve Schaub</a> was the secret world of sugar--hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.</p><p>With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.</p><p>Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet--including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer. Eve Schaub’s new book is <em>Year of No Sugar.</em></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87880 at http://wamc.org "Year Of No Sugar" By Eve O. Schaub Woodstock Writer's Festival - Stephen Tobolowsky http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-writers-festival-stephen-tobolowsky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If you met <a href="http://www.stephentobolowsky.wordpress.com/">Stephen Tobolowsky</a> on the street, you might think you know him from somewhere. The character actor has appeared in over 100 films and TV shows, with recurring roles in <em>Heroes</em>, <em>Deadwood</em>, <em>Glee</em> and <em>The Mindy Project</em>.</p><p>In his memoir, <em>The Dangerous Animals Club</em>, Toboloswky charts the highs and lows of life as a character actor. He joins us this morning to discuss that collection as well as his gig at next weekend’s <a href="http://www.woodstockwriters.com/">Woodstock Writer’s Festival</a>.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86818 at http://wamc.org Woodstock Writer's Festival - Stephen Tobolowsky Gary Shteyngart To Give Krieger Memorial Lecture At Vassar College On 3/27 http://wamc.org/post/gary-shteyngart-give-krieger-memorial-lecture-vassar-college-327 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After three acclaimed novels (</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Russian Debutante's Handbook</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Absurdistan: A Novel</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">), Gary </span>Shteyngart<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> turns to memoir with </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Little Failure</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far.</span></p><p>Gary Shteyngart will present the annual <a href="http://info.vassar.edu/news/announcements/2013-2014/140220-gary-shteyngart.html">Krieger Memorial Lecture</a> on March 27 at <a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86298 at http://wamc.org Gary Shteyngart To Give Krieger Memorial Lecture At Vassar College On 3/27 Rosie Perez http://wamc.org/post/rosie-perez <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and talented actress who broke boundaries for Latinas in the film industry.</p><p>In her new book, <em>Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)</em>, Perez tells her never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86133 at http://wamc.org Rosie Perez "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story" by Michael Hainey http://wamc.org/post/after-visiting-friends-sons-story-michael-hainey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael </span>Hainey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was 6 years old in 1970 when his Uncle came to their home one morning, to tell Michael and his brother that their father was dead. Bob </span>Hainey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was just 35. He was the night editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. Bob </span>Hainey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had died of a heart attack on a North Side street - as one of the obits put it - while visiting friends.</span></p><p>Over the years, Michael Hainey grew up to be a journalist himself - he's now the deputy editor of GQ - and began to wonder about some of the small differences in the obits between newspapers, and about some of the obliqueness in the accounts of his father's death that he grew up hearing from his uncle and mother.</p><p>So, he set out to find the story himself. His new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451676565/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451676565&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story</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=1451676565" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58767 at http://wamc.org "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story" by Michael Hainey "Mud Season" By Ellen Stimson http://wamc.org/post/mud-season-ellen-stimson <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;">In a self-deprecating fashion, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Mud Season</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> chronicles </span><a href="http://www.ellenstimson.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ellen Stimson’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> transition from city life to rickety Vermont farmhouse.</span></p><p>When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that “improvements” are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they’d always been.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85160 at http://wamc.org "Mud Season" By Ellen Stimson "Knocking On Heaven's Door" By Katy Butler http://wamc.org/post/knocking-heavens-door-katy-butler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.katybutler.com/site/">Katy Butler</a> was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy-nine-year-old father unable to fasten a belt or complete a sentence. Tragedy at first drew the family closer: her mother devoted herself to caregiving, and Butler joined the twenty-four million Americans helping shepherd parents through their final declines.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451641974/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451641974&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death</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=1451641974" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents’ desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73053 at http://wamc.org "Knocking On Heaven's Door" By Katy Butler The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1334-eve-ensler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Playwright, author and activist <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve Ensler </a>traces many paths of reconnection in her memoir, <em>In the Body of the World</em>.</p><p>It is the path of reconnection with her body, after she is diagnosed with cancer; with the people of the world, in the face of injustice and abuse; and with the earth.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83339 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler "The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals And Changing The Game" By Leigh Steinberg http://wamc.org/post/agent-my-40-year-career-making-deals-and-changing-game-leigh-steinberg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times.</p><p>In <em>The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals And Changing The Game</em> real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82969 at http://wamc.org "The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals And Changing The Game" By Leigh Steinberg