A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget covers what every American should know about how our government raises and spends our tax dollars. From coverage of the current conflict in Washington to simple explanations of budget terminology, A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget has it all. Written by the Northampton-based National Priorities Project, this book is essential for understanding and getting involved in the debate over our nation’s future.

Jack Hitt is a contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life. He also writes for Rolling Stone, GQ, Wired, and, Garden & Gun. We speak with him about his new book,Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character .

Christopher Buckley

May 23, 2012

Washington Irving and Thurber Prize winning author, Christopher Buckley, has a new book called They Eat Puppies, Don't They?: A Novel.

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Arcadia follows this romantic, rollicking, and tragic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and after.

The Real Crash

May 22, 2012

We speak with Peter Schiff about his new book, The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country.

Segment from the audio book courtesy of Macmillan Audio.

Guilt By Degrees

May 18, 2012

Marcia Rachel Clark is an American prosecutor, author, and television correspondent who gained fame as the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case. We welcome Marcia Clark and speak with her about her second D.A. Rachel Knight novel, Guilt by Degrees .

We welcome Heather Anderson and speak with her about I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa. She will be speaking and signing copies of her book at the RoeJan Library on Saturday, May 19.

Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge , and, most recently, Finding Beauty in a Broken World.