The actress's film career has spanned more than four decades. She recounts some of her favorite memories from the sets of movies such as Coal Miner's Daughter, Badlands and Carrie in a new memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life.
Robert Caro's fourth book on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson documents the master statesman's most tumultuous years — from his dismal vice presidency to his ascent to the presidency and triumphant shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.
The two Washington political veterans who wrote the new book claim today's Congress is probably the most dysfunctional since the Civil War — and they aren't afraid to point fingers at who they think is to blame: the Republican Party.
Teaching is a tough job: long hours, low pay, and constant criticism when test scores don't measure up. But for teacher advocate Taylor Mali, it's the best job in the world. He's written a new book in praise of the profession and in passionate defense of teachers.
Some of the most popular culinary creations — Granny Smith apples, Caesar salad and nachos — areproducts of fortuitous discoveries. Josh Chetwynd's new book, How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, chronicles the quirky history of kitchen favorites.
Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Monica Youn. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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