Books

  • 1:19pm May 25, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    'Steal The Menu': A Chronicle Of A Career In Food Coverage

    When Raymond Sokolov began writing about food, it was considered a specialty portfolio. Today, celebrity chefs abound in the U.S. and Britain, with cookbooks, TV shows and groupies. Host Scott Simon speaks with Sokolov about his new book, Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food.
  • Patricia Volk is an essayist, novelist and memoirist. She grew up in a restaurant-owning family in New York City.
    Random House
    12:12pm May 23, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    Beauty Marks: Patricia Volk's Lessons In Womanhood

    In her new memoir, Shocked, Volk examines the two women who had a lasting impact on her as she began to parse who she was as a woman: her beautiful, critical mother, Audrey Morgen Volk; and the famous — and unconventional — haute couture designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
  • 3:11pm May 21, 2013
    Science Science Books Health & Safety

    Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

    In his latest book Hallucinations, neurologist Oliver Sacks collects stories of individuals who can see, hear and smell things that aren't really there--such as strange voices, or collages of unrecognizable faces--and explores the disorders and drugs that can produce such illusions. This interview was originally broadcast on November 9, 2012.
  • 3:11pm May 21, 2013
    Science Science Books Environment

    Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

    Writer Barbara Kingsolver is one of a handful of novelists with a science background, and she puts it to use in her new novel Flight Behavior. Kingsolver discusses the book and why she chose to look at the the issue of climate change in a fictional work set in rural Tennessee. This interview was originally broadcast on November 9, 2012.
  • Into The Abyss cover
    11:13am May 21, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    After Crashing In Canadian 'Abyss,' Four Men Fight To Survive

    On an icy night in 1984, a commuter plane crashed in the wilderness. Six passengers died, but four survived: the pilot, a politician, a policeman and a prisoner. Carol Shaben's Into the Abyss describes their fight to make it through that frigid night alive.