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If Anyone Can Make Golf Exciting, It'd Be Dan Jenkins

The legendary sportswriter's new memoir, His Ownself, takes readers from his idyllic childhood in Fort Worth to his years as a globetrotting golf fan and founder of Sports Illustrated.
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Cheever Biographer Turns His Eye On His Own Troubled Family

Blake Bailey has written about John Cheever and Richard Yates — now, he's describing real-life suburban alcoholic despair in a memoir of his troubled brother, The Splendid Things We Planned.
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With Teens And Social Media, Lack Of Context Is Everything

Social media star Danah Boyd's new book on teens, It's Complicated, argues that most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of young people. (This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2014.)
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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.
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During World War I, Germany Unleashed 'Terrorist Cell In America'

In Dark Invasion, Howard Blum explores the campaign of sabotage that Germany inflicted on an unsuspecting U.S. As ships and factories blew up, "no one really suspected a spy network," he says.
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Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done

In the world of social media research, Danah Boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
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'A' Is For Anxiety, 'G' Is For Guilt: The ABCs Of Breast Cancer

In 2010, just minutes after sitting in on an interview with President Obama, NPR's Madhulika Sikka got a life-changing phone call: She had breast cancer. Her new book is a guide to what happens next.
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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "... You have to share your data."
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'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin'

Leah Vincent grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. They cut her off when she was 16, after she was caught sending letters to a boy. Vincent shares her journey outside the faith in her memoir.
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In 'Kinder Than Solitude,' History Always Haunts

Yiyun Li's latest novel is a coming of age novel set in the Tiananmen Square era in Beijing. Li spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about lonely youth and China's post-Tiananmen generation.

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