non-fiction http://wamc.org en "For The Benefit Of Those Who See" By Rosemary Mahoney http://wamc.org/post/benefit-those-who-see-rosemary-mahoney <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Island of the Colorblind</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://www.rosemarymahoney.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rosemary Mahoney</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of a remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness.</span></p><p>By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Her book is <em>For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind</em>.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83536 at http://wamc.org "For The Benefit Of Those Who See" By Rosemary Mahoney Book Picks - The Golden Notebook http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-golden-notebook-13 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Jacqueline Kellachan from <a href="http://www.goldennotebook.com/">The Golden Notebook </a>in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week&#39;s Book Picks list.</p><p>List:<br /><em>Norman Mailer: A Double Life</em> by J. Michael Lennon<br /><em>Book of Ages: The Life and Opinion of Jane Franklin</em> by Jill Lepore<br /><em>David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants</em> by Malcolm Gladwell<br /><em>Flora and Ulysses</em> by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Cambell<br /><em>True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp</em> by Kathi Apelt<br /><em>Foraging &amp; Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook</em> by Dina Faconi, illustrated by Wendy Hollander<br /><em>Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York</em>&nbsp;edited by Sari Botton<br /><em>The Orphanmaster </em>by Jeanne Zimmerman<br /><em>Down in The Chapel: Religous Life in an American Prison</em> by Joshua Dubler<br /><em>Led Zepplin: The Oral History of The World&#39;s Greatest Rock Band</em> by Barney Hoskyns</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75140 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Golden Notebook Mitchell Zuckoff - Frozen in Time http://wamc.org/post/mitchell-zuckoff-frozen-time <p>On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But the rescue mission wasn’t as easy or successful as the military had hoped.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:30:34 +0000 Katie Britton 72504 at http://wamc.org Mitchell Zuckoff - Frozen in Time Peter Trachtenberg - Another Insane Devotion http://wamc.org/post/peter-trachtenberg-another-insane-devotion <p>Cat owners know you don’t own the animal, but the animal owns you. People know that cats are independent, aloof, and certainly don’t care whether or not you’re freezing while holding the door open waiting for them to come back inside. But on the other hand, it’s why we love cats, personify them, and use them as means to define our relationships. Okay, maybe not all of us do the last thing, but <a href="http://www.petertrachtenberg.com/">Peter Trachtenberg</a> has. In his memoir <em>Another Insane Devotion</em> we see how he tackles his love of cats and persons.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Katie Britton 59152 at http://wamc.org Peter Trachtenberg - Another Insane Devotion The Roundtable's 2012 Best Of Lists http://wamc.org/post/roundtables-2012-best-lists <p><strong>BOOKS (selected by Joe Donahue)</strong></p><p><strong>FICTION</strong></p><p>1. Gone Girl by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1248-gillian-flynn">Gillian Flynn</a><br>2. This is How You Lose Her by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1266-junot-diaz">Junot Diaz</a><br>3. The Round House by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1272-louise-erdrich">Louise Erdrich</a><br>4. Telegraph Avenue by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1265-michael-chabon">Michael Chabon</a><br>5. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers</p><p><strong>NON-FICTION</strong></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 54268 at http://wamc.org Rich Johnson - Ultimate Survival Manual http://wamc.org/post/rich-johnson-ultimate-survival-manual <p></p><p>Disasters take many forms, and we never know when they will strike. To help us be prepared for any situation, <a href="http://wilderness-urban-survival.blogspot.com/">Rich Johnson</a> and <a href="http://survival.outdoorlife.com/">Outdoor Life</a> have createdTheUltimate Survival Manual that will get us out alive.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:21:09 +0000 Katie Britton 46666 at http://wamc.org Rich Johnson - Ultimate Survival Manual "Mediating Mental Health" http://wamc.org/post/mediating-mental-health <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0754674746/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0754674746&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Mediating Mental Health</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=0754674746" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em> looks across fictional and factual genres in film, television and radio examining media constructions of mental health identity. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:12:09 +0000 Joe Donahue 45056 at http://wamc.org "Mediating Mental Health"