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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever" and admits he always kept his luggage with him.
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The Art of the Political Memoir

Memoirs are a rite of passage for high-flying American politicians. They can serve as springboards for those seeking higher office - and bridge-burners for those riding off into the sunset. But while many political memoirs follow the same...

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Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't Second-Guess Bergdahl Swap

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, will be published on Tuesday.
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Author: 2nd Amendment's Only Sentence Generates Recurrent Debate

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Waldman president of NYU Law School's Brennan Center for Justice about his new book, which is a biography of the second amendment.
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One Man's Search For His Personal Narrative And 'Asian Self'

After Alex Tizon emigrated to the U.S., he grew up feeling that Asian men were considered 'less than' in America. He shares his experience in a new memoir, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self.
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"Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America"

Baltimore's "Pope of Trash" joins Kojo to talk about his films, his new book and what he loves about Charm City.

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'The Farm' Is A Terrifying Break From Reality — Or Is It?

Tom Rob Smith's latest thriller is based on his own frightening real-life experience with his mother's mental illness. Smith says he hopes readers will take away something positive from his story.
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A Boy And His Jaguar Speak To Children Who Feel Misunderstood

Alan Rabinowitz grew up with a terrible stutter, but he felt comforted by the big cats at the zoo. Now an accomplished jaguar expert, Rabinowitz tells his touching boyhood story in a book for kids.
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Should Adults Be Embarrassed To Read Young-Adult Books?

Journalist Ruth Graham thinks adults shouldn't be reading young adult books. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the criticism she's received for writing that for Slate.
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Filing For Divorce From The World In 'Eyrie'

Tim Winton is one of Australia's most decorated literary novelists. Rachel Martin speaks to Winton about his new novel, Eyrie, where good struggles with evil.

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