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"Nature Boy" Ric Flair is one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. His daughter Charlotte followed him into the ring, and now, they've written a joint memoir that's moving and brutally honest.
Author: Michael Schaub
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:01 pm
In her new essay collection, Minna Zalman Proctor digs deep into her relationship with her late mother. Her descriptions of her mother are beautiful, though the fragmented writing can feel evasive.
Author: Heller McAlpin
Posted: September 19, 2017, 11:00 am
The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace conditions that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions."
Author: Mary Louise Kelly
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:21 am
"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.
Author: Selena Simmons-Duffin
Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:45 pm
Hillary Clinton tells Fresh Air the mechanism for such a challenge does not exist in the U.S. "and usually we don't need it." She also says she is "optimistic about our country, but I am not naive."
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:49 pm
Nathan Englander's latest tells the fraught history of Israel and Palestine with quotidian details that make the story feel not historically accurate, but historically intimate.
Author: Lizzie Skurnick
Posted: September 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Daniel José Older about his new book, Shadowhouse Fall.
Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:59 am
It is the 150th year of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth — and a good time to check back on one of our favorite childhood series.
Author: Barrie Hardymon
Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:59 am
A new book worries that growing up with smartphones and the Internet has been harmful to a generation of kids. Critic Annalisa Quinn says intergenerational carping is a long, and unhelpful tradition.
Author: Annalisa Quinn
Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:01 am
Author Josh Dean describes how the CIA worked to secretly resurface a sub that the Soviet Union considered lost. Their cover story involved eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.
Author: Michel Martin
Posted: September 16, 2017, 10:07 pm
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