May 30, 2012 — A Greek poet contemplates the twisted strands of history, while Daniel Orozco's stories consider the dark side of our day jobs and Donald Rumsfeld reflects on the Iraq War. On the lighter side, CBS' Jim Axelrod revisits his marathon training, and a writer and an economist infuse soccer with numbers.
May 19, 2011 — Running, that most punishing and solitary of sports — seems to have one of the most devoted followings. Author Liz Colville recommends three new books that are joining the canon of long-distance running tomes, each with a unique perspective on what all those miles can do to for an athlete.
Jan 12, 2010 — "Morning Joe" co-anchor Mika Brzezinski speaks with host Michel Martin about her new memoir, All Things At Once. Brzezinski details growing up as the daughter of unconventional parents, being fired from CBS News as a broadcast journalist, and a close call incident involving her daughter that made her take a second look at her life's priorities.
Nov 16, 2009 — When CBS correspondent Byron Pitts was 12 years old, he had a debilitating stutter and a terrible secret: he couldn't read. In his new memoir, Step Out On Nothing, Pitts describes how, with faith and family, he overcame illiteracy to become an award-winning correspondent.
May 7, 2008 — The veteran television journalist reflects on her glamorous — but unhappy — childhood, and her storied career interviewing notable celebrities, presidents and even murderers.
Apr 16, 2008 — In the 1960s and 70s, CBS News was considered to be the best in the business. Former CBS anchormen Roger Mudd and Bob Schieffer talk about today's quickly changing news climate, and Mudd's new book, The Place To Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News.
Mar 5, 2008 — President Bush has said he wants a Middle East peace deal before he leaves office. Veteran NBC reporter Martin Fletcher, author of the new book Breaking News, weighs the odds.
Nov 12, 2007 — In this week's Behind Closed Doors, television broadcaster Lee Thomas talks about his book Turning White: A Memoir of Change and how his experience with Vitiligo made him realize that beauty is more than skin deep.
Dec 14, 2006 — If you're still crossing items off your holiday gift list, remember this: You don't have to worry about the right fit or color, if you pick a book. Karen Grigsby Bates found plenty of titles worth adding to your shopping list, in categories ranging from novels to cookbooks.
Jul 10, 2006 — Even after the extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans journalist Jason Berry say there's much to be learned from new books on the storm: about global warming, how cities live or die, the science of levees and stunning human dramas.