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Featured June 27, 2015
on All Things Considered

Winning the Money Game Adonal Foyle

Winning the Money Game
by Adonal Foyle

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Lessons Learned from the Financial Fouls of Pro Athletes

A successful NBA veteran offers essential financial management advice for athletes, their families, and the fans to help them protect and keep their wealth.

Over his sixteen-year career, former NBA center Adonal Foyle has watched other pros burn through their salaries, endorsement, and merchandising money, creating serious financial and legal hardships. While top professional athletes make millions, many have little in their bank accounts soon after hanging up their jerseys. Sixty percent Read More »

Featured June 27, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Forensics Val McDermid

by Val McDermid

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What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime

Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them.

The dead talk—to Read More »

Featured June 27, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

The English Spy Daniel Silva

The English Spy
by Daniel Silva

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The target is royal The game is revenge She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker Read More »

Featured June 27, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

The Spymaster's Lady Joanna Bourne

The Spymaster's Lady
by Joanna Bourne

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She's never met a man she couldn't deceive...until now.

She's braved battlefields. She's stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She's played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can't outwit Read More »

Dark secrets and French spies make for a suspenseful debut historical romance.

Featured June 26, 2015
on Fresh Air - NPR

The Fantastic Laboratory Of Dr. Weigl Arthur Allen

The Fantastic Laboratory Of Dr. Weigl
by Arthur Allen

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From a laboratory in wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity. Few diseases are more gruesome than typhus. Transmitted by body lice, it afflicts the dispossessed—refugees, soldiers, and ghettoized peoples—causing hallucinations, terrible headaches, boiling fever, and often death. The disease plagued the German army on the Eastern Front and left the Reich desperate for a vaccine. For this they turned to the brilliant and eccentric Polish zoologist Read More »

Featured June 25, 2015
on Morning Edition

A Rope And A Prayer David Rohde

A Rope And A Prayer
by David Rohde, Kristen Mulvihill

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A Kidnapping From Two Sides

The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by the Taliban, and his wife's struggle to free him. Invited to an interview by a Taliban commander, New York Times reporter David Rohde and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped in November 2008 and spirited to the tribal areas of Pakistan. For the next seven months, they lived in an alternate reality, ruled by jihadists, in which paranoia, conspiracy theories, and Read More »

Featured June 25, 2015
on All Things Considered

In the Unlikely Event Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event
by Judy Blume

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When a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “It was a crazy time. We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people were understandably terrified.” Against this background, Blume uses her imagination to bring us Read More »

Featured June 24, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Modern Romance Aziz Ansari

Modern Romance
by Aziz Ansari

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A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices

At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now Read More »

Featured June 24, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Down the Rabbit Hole Holly Madison

Down the Rabbit Hole
by Holly Madison

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Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door

A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Read More »

Featured June 24, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA Jimmy Fallon

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
by Jimmy Fallon

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Your baby's first word will be . . . "Dada!" Right? Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how Read More »

Featured June 24, 2015
on Today

Special Heart Bret Baier

Special Heart
by Bret Baier

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A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

SPECIAL HEART is a deeply touching personal story told through the eyes of a journalist as he faces the most daunting challenge in life - far more frightening than reporting from battlefields, infinitely more momentous than interviewing newsmakers of the day: caring for his critically ill newborn son. Baier reflects on past challenges as he looks forward with hope, chronicling the steps on his path to national prominence as a television anchor, as well as his Read More »

Featured June 24, 2015
on All Things Considered

The Argonauts Maggie Nelson

The Argonauts
by Maggie Nelson

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An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and familyMaggie Nelson's

The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story Read More »

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