Episode 100 – August 28, 2016
A former DA, a novelist, a newspaper reporter and an Astronaut walk into a radio show:
Alexandra Cooper is the brainchild of the former Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit in the Manhattan DA’s office, Linda Fairstein. Cooper, also a DA working sex crimes in New York, enters the world of high fashion and high stakes in Fairstein’s new book, Killer Look. When a designer’s suicide just days before his show seems suspicious, Cooper, wrestling with her own demons, works with two other detectives to find out if the suicide is something more sinister.
Stuart Nadler’s latest book, The Inseparables, tells the story of three women from the Olyphant family, each facing a problem specific to their generation–widowhood, divorce, and cyberbullying, all related in some way to sexual mores and attitudes. Henrietta, a feminist and intellectual, writes a “low-brow” but popular and scandalous book that she can’t seem to escape from; workaholic Oona is in the throws of divorce from her pot-head husband, and Lydia, 15, must deal with the fallout of nude photos of her that appear online
Neil Steinberg and co-writer Sara Bader harnesses the power of literature and poetry to illuminate alcoholism and addition in their new book, Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery. Pulling from centuries of wisdom from the most brilliant minds, this book offers valuable support and inspiration to anyone on the road to recovery.
Clayton Anderson writes about his thirty year career with NASA in his new memoir, The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut. A first person look into what it’s really like as an astronaut from a man who lived it, Anderson answers every questions you didn’t know you had. From what it’s like on the ride into space, to living on the International Space Station, to the competition inside NASA to get on a mission, Anderson holds nothing back and takes the reader along for a wild ride so few people will ever take.