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'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

Robert Hoge was born with deformed legs and a giant tumor between his eyes. In his new memoir, he describes his mother's shock and how she decided whether or not to bring him home.

'The Art Of Waiting' Stands As Part Memoir, Part Cultural History Of Infertility

Author Belle Boggs struggled with infertility for years before she conceived her daughter. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her new book.

Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

OK, fine ... this new chair anthology might not keep you on the edge of your seat, but it does reveal some very interesting ideas about trends in design, culture and social values.

Florida Man Defends His Homeland With 'Best. State. Ever.'

Dave Barry is defending his state with a new book. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his homeland as a place for oddballs, blockheads, and eccentrics

Former Journalist Sabaa Tahir Writes Dystopian Fantasies Inspired By The News

Tahir got the idea for her series An Ember in the Ashes in 2007, after she was asked to edit a haunting news story at The Washington Post.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Colin Kaepernick's Concerns 'Very Admirable'

The basketball legend weighs in on the 49ers quarterback, who has decided not to stand when the national anthem is played before games.

'The Curse Of Cash' Makes Case For A World Without Paper Money

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Kenneth Rogoff about his latest book, The Curse of Cash, in which he argues advanced economies should slowly phase out most paper currency.

Robin Ha's New Cookbook Mixes Korean Cuisine With Comics

Korean-American artist Robin Ha's first cookbook is filled with recipes she learned from her mother. And appropriately, it's a comic book. Ha talks and cooks with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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Jesmyn Ward On Race In America: "The Fire This Time"

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on the new edited volume, "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race."


Literary 'It Couple,' Both Best-Selling Authors, Work Side By Side

Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs married in 2013. The next few weeks will see the release of Tim Burton's adaptation of his book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and her book Furthermore.