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  • Louisa Thomas Discusses emLouisa The Extraordinary Life of Mrs Adamsem
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    Louisa Thomas talked about her book Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, in which she recalls the life of first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams. born in…

  • emThe Tetris Effectem
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    The Tetris Effect

    Dan Ackerman talked about his book The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World, in which he recalls the creation of the video game Tetris by Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov. In…

  • Jessica Valenti Discusses emSex Objectem
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    Sex Object

    Columnist Jessica Valenti talked about her book Sex Object: A Memoir, in which she looks at how sexism impacts the lives of women.

  • emThe Cosmopolitesem
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    The Cosmopolites

    Atossa Abrahamian talked about his book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen, about the buying and selling of citizenship, what citizenship means today, and the impact of…

  • emWhat Were Fighting for Now Is Each Otherem
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    What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other

    Wen Stephenson talked about his book, What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front lines of Climate Justice. In his book, Mr. Stephenson profiles people working at a…

  • Brooke Borel on emInfestedem
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    Brooke Borel talked about her book Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World , in which she provides a history of the bed bug, a species that may be more than…

  • Holly Bailey on emThe Mercy of the Skyem
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    The Mercy of the Sky

    Holly Bailey talked about her book The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado, in which she recalls a tornado that struck her hometown, Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013. The storm, the…

  • Jon Ronson on emSo Youve Been Publicly Shamedem
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    So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Jon Ronson talked about his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, about public shaming in the Internet age and its impact on the lives of people who have been targeted.

  • emThe Meaty Truthem
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    The Meaty Truth

    Amy-Lee Goodman talked about her book The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who Is Responsible, in which she a critical look at America’s food supply.…

  • Mark Leibovich on emCitizens of the Green Roomem
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    Citizens of the Green Room

    Mark Leibovich talked about his book Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion, in which he profiles Washington’s elite and those who are trying to join their ranks.…

  • emBook of Woeem
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    Book of Woe

    Psychotherapist Gary Greenberg presented a history of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) used by the American Psychiatric Association to assign definitions to…

  • emGlock The Rise of Americas Gunem
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    Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

    Paul Barrett reports on the creation and ubiquitous use of the Glock pistol, now used by two-thirds of American police departments. The gun, designed on 1982 by an Austrian curtain-rod…

  • emA Complicated Manem
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    A Complicated Man

    Michael Takiff presents opinions of former President Bill Clinton as told to the author by 169 of the former president’s colleagues, friends, and adversaries. Mr. Takiff explores the 42nd…

  • emThe Radical Jack Londonem
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    The Radical Jack London

    Jonah Raskin, author of The Radical Jack London: Writings on War and Revolution, talked about the life and politics of Jack London, author of such books as The Call of the Wild, The Iron Heel,…