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For Working Moms, Key To Balance May Lie In Elusive Leisure Time

If waiting for help when your car breaks down doesn't strike you as a leisurely activity, it may be time to reconsider. A new book looks at time management challenges of being a working parent.
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Former Supernanny Joe Frost Takes On Toddler Years

Many people know Jo Frost as the strict childcare expert on the ABC show "Supernanny." Now she's back with a new book titled Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your Five-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior.
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Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed'

Brigid Schulte and her husband planned to have an equal partnership. But years down the road, "I realized that we had both fallen into very traditional roles without even realizing it," she says.
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Review: 'E.E. Cummings: A Life'

Alan Cheuse reviews E.E. Cummings: A Life, a new biography by Susan Cheever, and discusses the origins of his own fascination with the American poet.
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'Blood Will Out' Reveals Secrets Of A Murderous Master Manipulator

Author Walter Kirn thought he was befriending an eccentric Rockefeller, but his pal turned out to be an impostor wanted for murder. Kirn's new book explores the depths of that deception.
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Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

A new biography traces Carmichael's evolution from civil rights activist to an early proponent of the black power movement and international human rights advocate.
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'Boy, Snow, Bird' Takes A Closer Look Into The Fairy Tale Mirror

Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
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Do We Really Need The Air Force?

The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
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From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love

Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
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Meet The Murdering, Kidnapping Imposter Who Fooled Walter Kirn

In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man's lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.

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