Today the Early Show leads with Karenna Gore Schiff
, whose new book is Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America
(Miramax-Weinstein, $25.95, 1401352189).
Also on the Early Show, former Olympian Katarina Witt
, author of Only With Passion: Figure Skating's Most Winning Champion on Competition and Life
(PublicAffairs, $23.50, 1586482742).
Today WAMU's Diane Rehm Show is drawn into the orbit of Susan Foster
, author of Women Under the Influence
(Johns Hopkins University Press, $20, 0801882281). Also, Anna Deavere Smith
discusses her new book, Letters
to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For
Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind
(Anchor, $13, 1400032385).
Today on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show:
- Deborah Eisenberg talks about her new collection of short stories, Twilight of the Superheroes (FSG, $23, 0374299412).
- Chemist and French TV personality Herve This offers samples from his delectable new title, Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History) (Columbia University Press, $29.95, 023113312X).
Today on KCRW's Bookworm: John Lahr
, author of Honky Tonk Parade: The New Yorker Profiles
(Overlook, $27.95, 1585677035). As the show describes it: "The theater critic for the New Yorker
the autobiographical origins of his profiles. His father was the great
clown Bert Lahr--but the cowardly lion tended toward silence at home.
Lahr follows his subjects from stage to living room in order to
understand the strange impulse to perform."
Roll 'em! Roger Ebert
has a busy day today with appearances
on the Today Show, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Howard Stern
Show and Live with Regis and Kelly to promote his new book, The Great Movies II
(Broadway, $29.95, 0767919505).
Last night Charlie Rose talked with Richard Reeves
, author of President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination
(S&S, $30, 0743230221), and Tony Judt
, author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
(Penguin Press, $39.95, 1594200653).
Yesterday Fresh Air heard some strong criticism of President Bush from an unusual source: Bruce Bartlett
columnist and former director of the Joint Economic Committee of
Congress who worked for President Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Bartlett's new book is Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy
(Doubleday, $26, 0385518277).
Yesterday on NPR's Talk of the Nation:
- Sarah Dunant read from and talked about her new novel, In the Company of the Courtesan (Random House, $23.95, 1400063817).
- Neil Chethik, author of Voicemale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework, and Commitment (S&S, $23, 074325872X), talked about stereotypes about husbands.