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'Almighty' Follows Activists In The Fight Against Nuclear Weapons

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter and author Dan Zak about his latest book, Almighty, about anti-nuclear weapons activism.

'Schumer' Writer Jessi Klein On Barbies, Ageism And Pumping At The Emmys

Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Her new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is a collection of humorous personal essays.
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Andy Stern: "Raising The Floor"

The former head of the SEIU explores how new technology will impact American workers and makes the case for a universal basic income.


How The 'Perfect 10' Became A Thing Of The Past In Gymnastics

Dvora Meyers' book The End of the Perfect 10 looks at the new scoring system for international gymnastics competitions and the evolution and demise of the iconic "perfect 10" score.

Former Police Chief Has A Plan For 'How To Fix America's Police'

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper says in his book To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police that policing is in crisis. He says more emphasis needs to be put on community policing.

'Ask Polly' Columnist Tells Advice-Seekers 'How To Be A Person In The World'

It's not easy to be a person, but Heather Havrilesky of the "Ask Polly" column has some advice on how to follow your dreams, figure out career and family — and dump wishy-washy, noncommittal guys.

Former Evangelical Pastor Rethinks His Approach To Courtship

Josh Harris, a former evangelical pastor, wrote an influential book on Christian courtship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with him about the criticism he's gotten from people who grew up reading his book.

Reflecting On Police Shootings, Author Kwame Alexander Focuses On Next Generation

Children's author Kwame Alexander discusses last week's killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, in addition to the shootings of the Dallas police officers.

'I Write About Awful People,' Says Gay Talese

"I'm a little bit drawn to what is forbidden," Talese adds, and he draws readers along with him in his latest book, The Voyeur's Motel, based on the journals of an innkeeper who spied on his guests.

In Search For Answers, Author George Saunders Covers Trump Campaign

The author, a self-professed liberal, traveled to Trump rallies to try to understand the candidate's appeal. He talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about what he's learned about American politics.