Albany, NY – Lawrence Anthony wrote a book about his adventure in Iraq, entitled Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo. He speaks to Joe about his amazing experience; first trying to get into Baghdad, and then attempting to save and maintain exotic animals from the zoo and around Baghdad.
Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo, by Lawrence Anthony. Published by Thomas Dunne Books.
Albany, NY – In her book The Not So Big Life, Sarah Susanka writes about how we can streamline our lives to cut out the clutter and focus on what's important. Susanka is an architect whose previous book, The Not So Big House focuses on doing the same thing for homes.
The Not So Big Life: Making Room for what Really Matters, by Sarah Susanka. Published by Random House.
Albany, NY – When essayist Tina Lincer headed off to Europe to celebrate her daughter's graduation, she envisioned long languid days at London's National Gallery. But her daughter had other diversions in mind. Today, Tina tells us about a trip to a very different London landmark with a more "fashion forward" mission.
Albany, NY – Miranda July, acclaimed writer and director of the Indie Film "Me You and Everyone We Know" talks about her new collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, in which she continues to explore lonely yet optimistic characters.
No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July. Published by Scribner.
Albany, NY – Will Hermes, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered and All Songs Considered, and SPIN, among others, is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz. He happens to live right in the Hudson Valley and fills us in on the perfect summer music picks.
Albany, NY – In an attempt to bring further International attention to the genocide in Darfur, Don Cheadle, along with John Prendergast, penned the book Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond about the crisis, and a fact-finding trip that he went on with several US Congressmen. Both authors speak about their experiences and activism.
Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. Published by Hyperion.