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Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called 'Facilitators Of Porn'

Also: Accidental haikus in The New York Times; Alanis Morissette is working on a book; the history of the word "clue."
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Book Review: 'Odds Against Tomorrow'

Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the novel Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich. Cheuse says Rich is a young writer to keep an eye on.
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Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century

Anthropologists find that the use of "emotional" words in all sorts of books has soared and dipped across the last century, roughly mirroring each era's social and economic upheavals. And psychologists say this new form of language analysis may offer a more objective view into our culture.
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In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

With books like Stiff and Spook, Roach has built a reputation for making unpalatable subjects entertaining. In her new book, Gulp, she tackles the human digestive system, from the mouth on down. Along the way, she gets a sedation-free colonoscopy and goes on location for a fecal transplant.
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Cable And Corruption In Southern California

The Galloway brothers, Clinton and Carl, spent most of the 1980s fighting to get poor minorities in Southern California access to cable television. It was a struggle that took them from City Hall to the Supreme Court. Clinton Galloway talks with host Celeste Headlee about his new memoir, Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A.
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Newark Doctor Aims To Be Education's 'Michael Jordan'

Dr. Sampson Davis had a tough upbringing in New Jersey. But then he turned his life around, went to medical school, and became an E.R. doctor. He now treats patients in the same town where he grew up. Dr. Davis talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about his new memoir, Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home.
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Book News: Shakespeare Was A Tax Evader And Food Hoarder, Researchers Say

Also: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie disses V. S. Naipaul; a new biography of Derrida; and the best books coming out this week.

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