home http://wamc.org en "Flyover Lives" By Diane Johnson http://wamc.org/post/flyover-lives-diane-johnson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Growing up in a small river town in Illinois, Diane Johnson always dreamed of floating down the Mississippi and off to see the world. Years later, at home in France, a French friend teases her: “Indifference to history—that’s why you Americans seem so naïve and don’t really know where you’re from.”</p><p>In her new memoir, <em>Flyover Lives</em>, Johnson explores the Midwest and the family’s history. In digging around, she discovered letters and memoirs written by generations of stalwart pioneer ancestors.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81988 at http://wamc.org "Flyover Lives" By Diane Johnson "Love Where You Live: At Home In The Country" Signing At Oblong Books In Millerton http://wamc.org/post/love-where-you-live-home-country-signing-oblong-books-millerton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hammertown.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hammertown Barn</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a popular lifestyle store with locations in Pine Plains and </span>Rhinebeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, NY and Great Barrington, MA. In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, design expert Joan </span>Osofsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of </span>Hammertown<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Barn, shares her in-depth knowledge on stylish modern country living with a collection of creative ideas and real-life tips for making your home warm and welcoming.</span></p><p>Joan and her co-author, Abby Adams, will sign copies of their book at <a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/LoveWhereYouLive/JoanOsofsky/AbbyAdams">Oblong Books &amp; Music in Millerton, NY</a> tomorrow beginning at 4pm.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Ray Graf 79778 at http://wamc.org "Love Where You Live: At Home In The Country" Signing At Oblong Books In Millerton Listener Essay - Letting Go Is Hard To Do: Confessions Of A Declutterer http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-letting-go-hard-do-confessions-declutterer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tina Lincer is a writing in Loudonville, NY.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:55:00 +0000 Tina Lincer 79522 at http://wamc.org "Moving In" by Bruce Littlefield http://wamc.org/post/moving-bruce-littlefield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>NY Times best-selling author and lifestyle expert <a href="http://www.brucelittlefield.com/">Bruce Littlefield’s</a> latest book is his most personal to date. In <em>Moving In: Tales of an Unlicensed Marriage</em>, he takes readers on a wild and often hysterical ride through the first year spent fixing up a historic old house with partner (and unwitting handyman) Scott Stewart, one of Manhattan’s top real estate brokers.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 64244 at http://wamc.org "Moving In" by Bruce Littlefield "The Art of Clean Up" by Ursus Wehrli http://wamc.org/post/art-clean-ursus-wehrli <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates in <em>The Art of Clean Up</em>.</p><p>Tapping into the desire for organization and the insanity of über-order, Wehrli categorizes everyday objects and situations by color, size, and shape. He arranges alphabet soup into alphabetical order, sorts the night sky by star size, and aligns sunbathers' accouterments—all captured in bright photographs sure to astonish even the pickiest of neat freaks.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59691 at http://wamc.org "The Art of Clean Up" by Ursus Wehrli