memoir

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Falling in Love with Joseph Smith by Jane Barnes

When award-winning documentary film writer, Jane Barnes, was working on the PBS special series The Mormons, she was surprised to find herself inexplicably drawn to Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Helsinki on Broadway

This Sunday, Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, New York launches their new “Helsinki on Broadway” cabaret series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York. Starting at 7pm, Faith Prince and Jason Graae will perform an evening entitled “The Prince and the Showboy” – they’ll sing their most requested Broadway tunes and pay tribute to Broadway composer, Jerry Herman.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Dave Hill - Tasteful Nudes

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, and musician. He has written for The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News, Guitar World and is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life. He has appeared on Comedy Central, BBC America, MTV, and Adult Swim and is a regular host on HBO and Cinemax.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Stuart Woods - Blue Water, Green Skipper

We welcome Stuart Woods and speak with him about the re-issue of his first book, Blue Water, Green Skipper: A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic.

The Roundtable
9:38 am
Wed August 8, 2012

"In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish"

We welcome New England recreational fisherman, Matt Rigney, to the show and speak with him about his book, In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish .

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Omega Institute third annual Memoir Festival - Malachy and Alphie McCourt

Omega’s third annual Memoir Festival brings together celebrated memoirists along with new and seasoned writers who have real stories to tell and the courage to turn them into art. It takes place at Omega in Rhinebeck on August 10th – 12th. Malachy and Alphie McCourt are two of the memoir superstars who will be teaching. 

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon July 30, 2012

"The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker"

We welcome Janet Groth to the show and speak with her about her book, The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu July 12, 2012

"The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows"

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. We speak with him about his book, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows.

The Roundtable
11:36 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg (Diner, Police Academy, and Three Men and a Baby) joins us to talk about his new memoire, The Guttenberg Bible.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
1:40 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

The Book Show #1246 - Anthony Swofford

The 2005 publication of Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles changed author and former sniper Anthony Swofford’s life. The Gulf War memoir became a best-seller and inspired a film adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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