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A Young Man Gets 'Filthy Rich' Boiling, Bottling Tap Water

Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia explores life in the modern megalopolis and the growing scarcity of clean water. In search of his fortune, Hamid's protagonist lands on a scam to boil and sell tap water as bottled mineral water in a novel that takes inspiration from self-help books.
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Write A Little Every Day, You'll Have A Book

Katherine Paterson is the beloved author of many young adult novels, including "The Great Gilly Hopkins" and "Bridge to Terabithia." The American Library Association recently honored her with the Wilder Award for her body of work. Host Michel Martin talks to Paterson about how she's been able to tell so many authentic stories about young people.
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Muses And Metaphor 2013: Tweet Us Your Poetry!

Poetry and social media join forces in April, as Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the Muses and Metaphor series. We'll feature poems exchanged via Twitter by NPR fans — always in 140 characters or fewer. Tweet your poem using the hashtag: #TMMPoetry.
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Book News: Michael Vick Cancels Book Tour Because Of Threats

Also: Maurice Sendak's watercolors; the longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction is announced; and complaints against Bob Woodward's book on John Belushi.
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Book News: Hippies Were Dirty And Liked Music By Satanists, Louisiana Textbook Claims

Also: Sarah Palin is writing a book about Christmas; Rachel Aviv on the literary genius of Julian Jaynes; author Sarah Manguso on memoir.
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Modern Interpretations Of Stress Place Focus On Feeling, Not Causes

"Stressed out" is a tough phrase to avoid these days. But as a society, how did we get to be so stressed? Audie Cornish talks with Dana Becker about her new book One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble With Stress As An Idea. Becker says there has been a cultural shift in this country that looks to cure stress, rather than fix those forces that cause it.
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'Frankenstein's Cat': Bioengineering The Animals Of The Future

Science journalist Emily Anthes talks about how scientists are engineering mice with tumors and working to create pigs that can grow organs for human transplant and insects that could serve as drones for the military.

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