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A Father Tells The Story Of His Son's Struggle To Stay 'Clean'

"The view that drug use is a moral choice is pervasive, pernicious and wrong," writes David Sheff in Clean, a critical look at the nation's approach to drug treatment. Sheff argues that we should not wait for "rock bottom" — that addiction should be treated promptly, just like any other disease.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: Women Vs. The World

The editor in chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast joins NPR's Steve Inskeep to talk about women taking on big cultural challenges, and the stories of how they got there.
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Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England"

The Plantagenets were the dynasty that directly preceded the Tudors, ruling England for longer than any family before or since. Diane and bestselling author and historian, Dan Jones, discuss how their realm shaped England into the country we recognize today.

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Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer

Also: Scottish science fiction writer Iain Banks says he has late stage gall bladder cancer and likely won't live into 2014; a blog calculates the price of Hogwarts Castle; some unfounded literary rumors; and the "politically subversive" poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
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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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