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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed October 15, 2014

'Getting Schooled: The Reeducation Of An American Teacher'

  Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing.

Defying this trend, teacher and writer Garret Keizer takes us to school in his book, Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher, an arresting account of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed March 12, 2014

"After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story" by Michael Hainey

   Michael Hainey 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 Hainey was just 35. He was the night editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. Bob Hainey had died of a heart attack on a North Side street - as one of the obits put it - while visiting friends.

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.

So, he set out to find the story himself. His new book is After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Rob Delaney: Humoriste. Auteur. Père. Guest On Our Radio Show.

    

  Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. 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.

Rob Delaney is one of the rare people whose time spent on Twitter 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.

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.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon June 17, 2013

"As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling" by Anne Serling

    To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity, was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad, Rod Serling, would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family.

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.

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: As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Listener Essay - The Altar

    Lori Maki is an aspiring writer, passionate gardener, personal mentor, and an adoring Nana to four amazing grandkids.

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.

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Listener Essay - A Man of Letters

  This Listener Essay by Barbara Redfield is entitled "A Man of Letters."

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue March 12, 2013

"Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors and High Explosives"

    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: Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Mark Shriver - "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver "

We speak with Mark Shriver about his book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Joel Stein - "Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity"

Joel Stein (Time journalist) speaks with us about his book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity.

The Roundtable
10:12 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Buzz Bissinger - "Father's Day"