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With Sobering Science, Doctor Debunks 12-Step Recovery

The approach made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous doesn't work for most people, according to psychiatrist Lance Dodes. In fact, he says, the steps can actually be harmful to the majority of addicts.
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'Parentology': Bribes, Behavior And The Science Of Raising Kids

Irreverent dad and sociologist Dalton Conley says parenting books take the wrong approach. He wants to teach parents to make sense of available research in order to apply it to their own kids.
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Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

The former president joins NPR to talk about his new book, the state of human trafficking and whether religion can be a conduit for lasting change around gender.

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Father Searches For Dead Son 'Out Of Time'

The latest novel by Israeli writer David Grossman is a rumination on grief — a prose play about the loss of a child. NPR's Scott Simon talks Grossman about Falling Out of Time.
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Spring May Not Be Outside, But It's On The Court

In honor of the NCAA tournament and the official start of spring, Lev Grossman recommends the timeless The Canterbury Tales, while Tim Lane looks to the sports bio, Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich.
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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

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A Meteoric Rise For Young 'Divergent' Author

Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling young adult series "Divergent," signed a book deal while she was still in college. The book hit shelves when she was just 22. Now 25, Roth says she wasn't sure what to think when she heard "Divergent" would be turned into a film. But then Kate Winslet signed on.
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Book Review: 'The Divorce Papers'

Alan Cheuse reviews the novel The Divorce Papers, by Susan Rieger.
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U.S. Marine Shares The Lowdown On Logistics

A D.C.-based U.S. Marine shares the logistics involved in the transitioning out of Afghanistan in his very first book.

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Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.

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