It is always a thrill to welcome New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly to the program. She has a new book of cartoons and writing, Women on Men that is available as an e-book.
The book is a collection of over 200 of her cartoons. The theme is primarily about women being funny.
Liza Donnelly has been publishing cartoons in the New Yorker since 1982. She is also a weekly columnist and cartoonist for Forbes.com, specializing in politics and women’s rights, and for three years, Donnelly has been drawing a weekly cartoon on gender issues and women’s rights for the news site, Women’s Enews.
For decades children’s author Jan Brett has been enchanting people of all ages with her new and classic tales, and intricate illustrations. Her newest book is Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella. In this version, Brett magically transforms the fairy tale into an eighteenth-century Russian snowy wonderland, as Cinders falls in love with Prince Cockerel at the Ice Palace.
Some scientists predict the sea will rise one and a half meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts, and droughts and heat events will be annual threats. All this will occur as population grows, and declining water resources desiccate agriculture. What will happen when the United States cannot provide food or fresh water for the overheated, overcrowded cities where 80 percent of Americans currently live?
This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.
List: The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie A Simpler Way of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York & New England by William Morgan, photographs by Trevor Tondro The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook from the editors at Good Housekeeping Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper Please Bring Balloons by Lindsay Ward