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The 'Amazing Fantastic Incredible' life of Stan Lee
Nov. 12, 2015
Stan Lee is a comic book legend. He's the writer behind Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. Host Renee Montagne sits down with the 92-year-old to talk comics and his own super-heroic life.
Sandra Cisneros crosses boundaries in 'A House of My Own'
Oct. 6, 2015
The author's new memoir collects three decades worth of her journeys in search of a sense of home. "I guess I didn't realize I was gonna be crossing borders my whole life," she says.
The privilege of caring for dying patients
Sep. 29, 2015
Palliative care nurse Theresa Brown provides in-home, end-of-life care to patients. "It's incredible the love that people evoke" at the end of their lives, she says. Brown's new book is The Shift.
Margo Jefferson on growing up in 'Negroland'
Sep. 8, 2015
In her memoir, Negroland, Margo Jefferson describes growing up black and affluent in 1950s Chicago. She says it was a world of sophistication — and snobbery.
President Jimmy Carter: 'Reflections at Ninety'
Jul. 27, 2015
We interview former President Jimmy Carter about his new memoir, and Professor Getashaw Begashaw joins us to discuss President Obama's visit to Ethiopia.
Maid’s memoir gives glimpse at real life ‘Downton Abbey’
Apr. 6, 2013
You may have heard of Anna and Mr. Bates, but have you heard of Margaret Powell? Her 1968 memoir about servants’ life below the stairs was a direct inspiration for shows like
The Cheryl Strayed Interview
Sep. 14, 2012
Today I speak with writer Cheryl Strayed.
The Sara Benincasa Interview
Mar. 23, 2012
Today’s interviewee is award-winning comedian and author of
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