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November 13, 2017

Mastering Stand-Up author shares “The Successful Comedian’s To-Do List.” »

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9781613736920In Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian, author Stephen Rosenfield shares how to become a professional stand-up comedian and kiss your day job good-bye. Mastering Stand-Up provides a 12-item “Successful Comedian’s To-Do List” and includes 40 sharply written …

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November 9, 2017

“The whole concept could have gone extinct in 1942, in 1983, in 1999, and in 2008, but it didn’t. It’s still here, and it’s better than ever.” Pinball Wizards author Adam Ruben talks pinball’s place in America’s history »

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Adam RubenIn today’s technology-centered world most people think of pinball as a game from the past. But pinball is the one quintessential arcade game that continues to grow and evolve with the times, reflecting the zeitgeist of every era it passes through and today enjoying yet another renaissance. Pinball

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November 6, 2017

Author Susan M. Latta discusses her motivations behind her new book Bold Women of Medicine »

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Susan_Latta_0380_WEBSIZEServing as inspiration for any young woman who wants to make a difference in the world, these women revolutionized the medical field by breaking barriers and battling discrimination. From the 19th century battlefields of Crimea to the modern, barren landscape of Antarctica, these 21 pioneers used de…

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November 2, 2017

“I wasn’t just a writer asking for a one-time interview. I listened to her. I asked questions. And I kept an open mind.” Author Tammy Mal discusses her new book, Convenient Suspect »

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Convenient SuspectIf, like the rest of the country, you’ve devoured recent true crime miniseries like Serial, Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and any number of the others, you will want to get your hands on our new true crime and wrongful conviction story, Convenient Suspect: A Double Murder, A Flawed Investigation

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October 25, 2017

Author and wrongful conviction advocate Ken Klonsky talks what it takes to survive and fight a wrongful conviction, and the relationships that make it all worthwhile »

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Ken KlonskyIn 1985, David McCallum was wrongly charged with and ultimately convicted of the murder of Nathan Blenner in Brooklyn. David never lost the desire to prove his innocence. After writing over 600 letters, he finally reached legal advocate Ken Klonsky and legendary fighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter,…

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October 23, 2017

Go Slow author Michael Owen shares Julie London’s top pop culture moments »

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Michael OwenGo Slow is an intimate biography of an artist best known for her provocative image and sultry voice. Julie London broke into acting and singing by chance as her early-developed good looks and charm attracted attention from studio executives at the age of 16. A failed marriage with Jack Webb and the …

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October 10, 2017

“The Hemingway journey is long and winding and full of contradictions as well as the eternal clash of fact and fiction.” Steve Paul discusses Hemingway at Eighteen »

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Steve Paul color_0034In Hemingway at Eighteen, author Steve Paul provides a unique look at how the span of time between the summer of 1917 and the summer of 1918 was a life-changing year for Ernest Hemingway. October 15, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s arrival in Kansas City to work for the Kan

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September 21, 2017

Carol Svec talks Mary Roach, proprioception, “The Vominator” and her hands-on research for Balance »

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Carol SvecBalance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense by health and wellness writer Carol Svec examines every facet of our most complex and fragile sense. Throughout Balance, Carol visits university labs to experience the latest research devices that are applied to help those wh…

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September 12, 2017

The Sunken Gold author Joseph A. Williams talks deep sea diving, treasure hunting and squeaky Mickey Mouse voices »

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Joe WilliamsA fascinating look into one of the greatest treasure hunts in history, The Sunken Gold tells a story of daring espionage and adventurous diving. As World War I waged on, a desperate British Royal Navy knew that recovering the gold lost to the bottom of the ocean—collateral for the war effort to a …

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September 7, 2017

Maximum volume, Beatles songs, and Anthony Hopkins playing the harpsichord: Author Kenneth Womack discusses the research process for the first full-length biography of Sir George Martin »

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Kenneth Womack is a Beatles scholar and the author of Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years, 1926–1966. Womack delivers some 50 invited Beatles talks a year to audiences across the country and shares his insights with media of all stripes, including NPR, A…

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