father http://wamc.org en "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 Rob Delaney: Humoriste. Auteur. Père. Guest On Our Radio Show. http://wamc.org/post/rob-delaney-humoriste-auteur-p-re-guest-our-radio-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.robdelaney.com/">Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.</a></em> is the title of the stand-up comedian’s tell-all-or-most memoir. In it, he vividly shares stories of his childhood, depression, alcoholism (he’s now more than 11 years sober), and that time he put an egg in a microwave.</p><p>Rob Delaney is one of the rare people whose time spent on <a href="https://www.twitter.com/robdelaney">Twitter</a> has helped his career. Before he was making money as a comedian, he was sending out 140 character or less jokes like “Imagine a shark. Terrified yet? Well you will be when I tell you that THE SHARK IS MADE OF GLUTEN!” and “The hour I lose from daylight savings time will now be multiplied by 6 as I try to change the time on the clock in my car.” and many others not exactly suitable for radio.</p><p>His twitter-persona is primarily brash, irreverent, and fearless. His memoir is funny - but also stuffed with thoughtful reflections on too-real experiences. And then - as you can count on from any good comedian - funny again.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 77292 at http://wamc.org Rob Delaney: Humoriste. Auteur. Père. Guest On Our Radio Show. "As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling" by Anne Serling http://wamc.org/post/i-knew-him-my-dad-rod-serling-anne-serling <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;">To Anne </span>Serling<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the imposing figure the public saw hosting </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Twilight Zone</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity, was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad, Rod </span>Serling<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family.</span></p><p>After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. Gradually, she found solace for her grief by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories.</p><p>Now she shares personal photos, eloquent, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. Her new book is: <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0806536152/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0806536152&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling</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=0806536152" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67189 at http://wamc.org "As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling" by Anne Serling Listener Essay - The Altar http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-altar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lori Maki is an aspiring writer, passionate gardener, personal mentor, and an adoring Nana to four amazing grandkids.</p><p>She works as a writer and graphic designer for The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. She lives in Brunswick New York with her husband Tim and their black lab puppy, Pepper.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Lori Maki 67018 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - The Altar Listener Essay - A Man of Letters http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-man-letters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Listener Essay by Barbara Redfield is entitled "A Man of Letters."</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Barbara Redfield 62441 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - A Man of Letters "Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors and High Explosives" http://wamc.org/post/raising-cubby-father-and-sons-adventures-aspergers-trains-tractors-and-high-explosives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Elder Robison joins us to talk about his moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son. His new book is: <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307884848/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307884848&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives</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=0307884848" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59671 at http://wamc.org "Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors and High Explosives" Mark Shriver - "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver " http://wamc.org/post/mark-shriver-good-man-rediscovering-my-father-sargent-shriver <p>We speak with Mark Shriver about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805095306/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805095306">A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver</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=0805095306" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:12:12 +0000 Joe Donahue 41085 at http://wamc.org Mark Shriver - "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver " Joel Stein - "Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity" http://wamc.org/post/joel-stein-man-made-stupid-quest-masculinity <p>Joel Stein (<em>Time</em> journalist) speaks with us about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446573124/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0446573124">Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity</a></em>.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:35:38 +0000 Joe Donahue 41083 at http://wamc.org Joel Stein - "Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity" Buzz Bissinger - "Father's Day" http://wamc.org/post/buzz-bissinger-fathers-day <p>We speak with Buzz Bissinger (<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EMNSJ6/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003EMNSJ6">Friday Night Lights</a></em>) about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547816561/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0547816561">Father&#39;s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.asso Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 41082 at http://wamc.org Buzz Bissinger - "Father's Day"