My Conversation With Michael Korda, Author Of Passing: A Memoir Of Love And Death

Click Here To Listen Michael Korda In the tradition of The Year of Magical Thinking comes a legendary editor’s unflinching love song about his radiant wife, Margaret, and her battle with cancer. It was a warm April in Pleasant Valley when Margaret Korda, normally a fearless horsewoman, dropped her horsewhip while she was riding. Such a mild slip was easy to ignore, but when other troubling symptoms accumulated, she confided to her husband, “Michael, I think something serious is wrong with me.” Within a few rapid weeks, the fiercely independent, former fashion model was diagnosed with brain cancer, while Michael, once reliant on her steeliness, became her caregiver, deciphering bewildering medical reports and packing her [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|Biography, Memoir|Comments Off on My Conversation With Michael Korda, Author Of Passing: A Memoir Of Love And Death

My Conversation With Mandy Lee, Author Of The Art Of Escapism Cooking: A Survival Story, With Intensely Good Flavors

Click Here To Listen Mandy Lee In this inventive and intensely personal cookbook, the blogger behind the award-winning ladyandpups.com reveals how she cooked her way out of an untenable living situation, with more than eighty delicious Asian-inspired dishes with influences from around the world. For Mandy Lee, moving from New York to Beijing for her husband’s work wasn’t an exotic adventure—it was an ordeal. Growing increasingly exasperated with China’s stifling political climate, its infuriating bureaucracy, and its choking pollution, she began “an unapologetically angry food blog,” LadyandPups.com, to keep herself from going mad. Mandy cooked because it channeled her focus, helping her cope with the difficult circumstances of her new life. She filled her kitchen [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|China, Cooking / Food, Memoir|Comments Off on My Conversation With Mandy Lee, Author Of The Art Of Escapism Cooking: A Survival Story, With Intensely Good Flavors

My Conversation With Caitlin Doughty, Author Of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death

Click Here To Listen Caitlin Doughty Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans. In her inimitable voice, Doughty details [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Death, Gospel, Health, Medical, Memoir, Murder, Science, Spirituality, Wisdom|Comments Off on My Conversation With Caitlin Doughty, Author Of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death

My Conversation With William Dameron, Author Of The Lie: A Memoir Of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out

Click Here To Listen William Dameron A candid memoir of denial, stolen identities, betrayal, faking it, and coming out. Do you know me?, the email began, sparking tremors of fear that turned into a full quake of panic when William Dameron discovered that his selfie had been stolen by strangers. On social networks and dating sites, his image and identity—a forty-year-old straight white male—had been used to hook countless women into believing in lies of love and romance. Was it all an ironic cosmic joke? Almost a decade prior, William himself had been living a lie that had lasted for more than twenty years. His secret? He was a gay man, a fact he hid [...]

By |July 16th, 2019|Biography, Gay, Gay Rights, Gospel, Memoir, Spirituality|Comments Off on My Conversation With William Dameron, Author Of The Lie: A Memoir Of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out

My Conversation With Natasha Scripture, Author Of Man Fast

Click Here To Listen Natasha Scripture An exhilarating memoir about one woman’s globe-trotting journey of inspiring awakening and self-discovery. Shaken by the loss of her father, drained by her job at the United Nations, and conflicted over failed relationships, Natasha Scripture asked herself the question at the heart of her anxiety: What is my purpose? The answer was not about finding love; it was about recognizing its source. The result is Man Fast, a true and intimate spiritual detective story. With courage, honesty, and wit, Natasha shares the story of her awakening. Starting with the decision to fast from dating, she embarks on a journey that takes her from New York to an ashram in [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Biography, Gospel, Indian, Memoir, Self-Help, Spirituality, Women|Comments Off on My Conversation With Natasha Scripture, Author Of Man Fast