Archive for July, 2012

Alan Uke, Rebecca Jane Weinstein

July 30 . 2012

In  Buying America Back Alan Uke outlines his plan to turn back the tide with a grass-roots movement to promote American industry by helping American consumers have a better understanding of where their goods come from. Then, Rebecca Jane Weinstein talks about the misconceptions of  size and relationships in Fat Sex.

Buddy Guy

July 27 . 2012

Here, for the first time, is Buddy Guy‘s story in his own unique voice, told as only he can tell it-with deep personal insight and unforgettable, candid portraits of all the key players of the first generation of electric blues artists, whose music changed the world forever in When I Left Home.

Maggie Nelson

July 26 . 2012

Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty looks at representations of violence in art by poets, playwrights and novelists with an eye to the question of whether or not focusing on depictions of cruelty actually makes us cruel.

Margaret Downey, Helen Knode

July 25 . 2012

Margaret Downey, the founder and president of  The Freethought Society discusses bigotry against the non-theist community and later Helen Knode talks about her new mystery, Wildcat Play.

Ananda Rose

July 24 . 2012

Ananda Rose takes readers beyond predictable and entrenched partisan views to offer a more nuanced portrait of the conflict on the border. Ultimately, she argues, the immigration question turns on how we choose to view “the other”-with compassion or with fear in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert.

David Clohessy

July 23 . 2012

Since the news broke last year of alleged sexual abuse of minors by Penn State University ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the likeness with the clerical sexual abuse cases in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been apparent. David Clohessy of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests talks about those similarities.

Tanner Colby, Jose Baez

July 20 . 2012

Tanner Colby chronicles America’s troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories in Some of My Best Friends Are Black. Then, Jose Baez, the attorney who helped Casey Anthony walk out of jail talks about the case in Presumed Guilty.

Larry Tye

July 19 . 2012

Larry Tye has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today in Superman.

Robert Zorn, George W. Grayson

July 18 . 2012

Using personal possessions and documents, never-before seen photographs, and new forensic evidence, Robert Zorn has written a shocking and captivating account of the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in Cemetery John. Then, George Grayson takes you into the world of  Los Zetas, and how it became Mexico’s most diabolical criminal organization in The Executioner’s Men.

Ingrid Croce

July 17 . 2012

Jim Croce‘s memoir, I Got A Name, reveals the man behind the denim jackets and signature mustache, a hard-working, wry charmer who was also beset with exhaustion at the sheer magnitude of his own success.