The Here & Now Nightstand

Some recent books that we've featured on the show and thought you'd enjoy:

  • We spoke with Dr. Dan Silverman of UCLA about how chemotherapy affects a person's brain. His book is “Your Brain after Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus.”
  • Pulitzer Prize winning author J.R. Moehringer's new book is “The Tender Bar“, and in it he recalls growing up fatherless in the Long Island town of Manhasset, where 50 people had since been lost in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
  • Author Lorrie Moore joined us to talk about her first novel in 15 years "A Gate At the Stairs", about a young girl’s bumpy coming-of-age in the shadow of 9/11.
  • Babson associate professor Jeffrey Melnick explained to us how 9/11 affected arts and culture, his book is “9/11 Culture".
  • Business guru Jim Collins spoke with us about his new book on how great companies fall. It's called “How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In."
  • Author Glen Stout told us the storyof Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Stout's book is “Young Woman & The Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered The English Channel and Inspired the World.”
  • New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape joined us for the story of Smith Center, Kansas and the town's football team that's won 5 straight state championships. His new book is “Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen”.

This program aired on September 14, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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