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Featured April 22, 2014
on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

A Fighting Chance Elizabeth Warren

A Fighting Chance
by Elizabeth Warren

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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’t

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on All Things Considered

In Praise Of Hatred

In Praise Of Hatred
by Khaled Khalifa

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In 1980s Syria, a young Muslim girl lives a secluded life behind the veil in the vast and perfumed house of her grandparents. Her three aunts—the pious Maryam, the liberal Safaa, and the free-spirited Marwa—raise her with the aid of their ever-devoted blind servant.

Soon the high walls of the family home are no longer able to protect the girl from the social and political chaos outside. Witnessing Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

Forcing The Spring Jo Becker

Forcing The Spring
by Jo Becker

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Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality

A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five remarkable years in American civil rights history: when the United States experienced a tectonic shift on the issue of marriage equality. Beginning with the historical legal challenge of California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Becker expands the scope to encompass all aspects of this momentous struggle, offering a gripping Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

So Rich, So Poor Peter Edelman

So Rich, So Poor
by Peter Edelman

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Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America

Income disparities in our wealthy nation are now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. The structure of today’s economy has stultified wage growth for half of America’s workers—with even worse results at the bottom and for people of color—while bestowing billions on those at the top. In this “accessible and inspiring analysis” (Angela Glover Blackwell), lifelong anti­–poverty advocate Peter Edelman assesses how the United States can have Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

Life, Animated Ron Suskind

Life, Animated
by Ron Suskind

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A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Colbert Report

A Nice Little Place On The North Side George Will

A Nice Little Place On The North Side
by George Will

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Wrigley Field at One Hundred

In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?
 
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Featured April 22, 2014
on Tavis Smiley

The Price Of Inequality Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Price Of Inequality
by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that “their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live.” Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Tavis Smiley

Making Globalization Work Joseph E. Stiglitz

Making Globalization Work
by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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A bold new blueprint for action from one of globalization's closest observers and toughest critics.

An imaginative and, above all, practical vision for a successful and equitable world, Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz's Making Globalization Work draws equally from his academic expertise and his time spent on the ground in dozens of countries around the world. In clear language and compelling anecdotes, Stiglitz focuses on policies that truly work, offering fresh new thinking about the questions that shape the globalization debate, including a plan to restructure a global Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Late Show with David Letterman

Everybody's Got Something Robin Roberts

Everybody's Got Something
by Robin Roberts

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"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something."

So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Chelsea Lately

I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself Jen Kirkman

I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself
by Jen Kirkman

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Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids

"You'll Change Your Mind."

That’s what everyone says to Jen Kirkman— and countless women like her—when she confesses she doesn’t plan to have children. But you know what? It’s hard enough to be an adult. You have to dress yourself and pay bills and remember to buy birthday gifts. You have to drive and get annual physicals and tip for good service. Some adults take on the added Read More »



Featured April 22, 2014
on Kelly and Michael

Everybody's Got Something Robin Roberts

Everybody's Got Something
by Robin Roberts

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"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something."

So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way Read More »



Featured April 21, 2014
on CBS This Morning

I Can Hear You Whisper Lydia Denworth

I Can Hear You Whisper
by Lydia Denworth

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An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language

An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture. A mother notices her toddler is not learning to talk the way his brothers did… Is something wrong? Her search for answers is a journey into the mysteries of the human brain. Lydia Denworth’s third son, Alex, was nearly two when he was identified with significant hearing loss that was likely to get worse. Her sweet boy with Read More »




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