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Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
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Family, Life As An Asian-American And Seeking 'Shelter' With Author Jung Yun

In one of the latest of our WAMU In Your Bookstore series, The Kojo Nnamdi Show producer Ruth Tam asks author Jung Yun some questions on behalf of her mom — who was a fan of the book.

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Presidents, First Ladies And 'The Extraordinary Life Of Mrs. Adams' With Louisa Thomas

The current presidential cycle is sensational in many ways, but also old hat for American politics in others. In one of our latest WAMU In Your Bookstore events, producer Tayla Burney talks elections with Louisa Thomas in the context of the life of First Lady Louisa Adams.

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

While serving as a State Department adviser in Iraq and Afghanistan, J. Kael Weston instigated a military mission that resulted the death of 31 service members. His memoir revisits the tragedy of war.
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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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Doctor Yearns For Return To Time When Physicians Were 'Artisans'

Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, author of a book examining the drive toward standardized quality measures and checklists, says he fears medicine is becoming just another job and not the calling it should be.
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Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race

In his book The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo explores how Filipino-Americans challenge traditional ideas about race and national identity.
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Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World

In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are "two sides of the same coin."
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Sherman Alexie On His New Kids' Book And The Angst Of Being A 'Jr.'

Alexie says he always struggled with being named after his dad — so he decided to write a book about it. Thunder Boy Jr. is about a little boy who is eager to have his own name and be his own person.

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