Apr 12, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Fawzia Koofi reflects on her hard-won empowerment in Afghanistan, Gustavo Arellano surveys America's obsession with Mexican cuisine and Craig Havighurst documents the rich history of Nashville country radio.
Feb 22, 2012 — Fawzia Koofi almost died on the day she was born, but survived against all odds and became the first female deputy speaker of Afghanistan's parliament. Koofi plans to run for president in two years, and in a new memoir, describes her hopes for the country's future.
Dec 15, 2011 — When Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords were dating, Giffords did most of the talking. Kelly describes her as "the most positive person I'd ever met." But since the congresswoman was shot, speaking is a challenge. In their book, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, they share their journey.
Nov 25, 2011 — After a meteoric rise, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is now polling in the single digits. But she's still plowing ahead with her campaign, and this week she came out with a memoir. The Minnesota congresswoman talks with co-host Steve Inskeep about Core of Conviction and aiming to win the nomination.
Nov 15, 2011 — The retired NASA astronaut, who has written the new book Gabby: A Story Of Courage and Hope, goes into detail about his wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8. His constant refrain is that she's "improving all of the time."
May 18, 2011 — Jeannette Rankin, the first female member of Congress, was elected to Congress even before all women in the country had the right to vote. She only served two terms — which were decades apart. But it was during those short spans that she was able to take a historic stand.
Sep 25, 2010 — The Colombian politician was on her way to a remote village when she was abducted by members of the FARC in 2002. At first she thought she'd be held for only a few weeks — but then six years passed. She says she didn't want to make it easy on her captors despite being tortured, underfed and forced to march through the rain forest.
Oct 27, 2009 — Three days after Malalai Joya was born in Afghanistan, the government was overthrown. In A Woman Among Warlords, Joya tells the story of her family's struggle against Islamic fundamentalists, warlords and foreign occupation.
Jan 24, 2008 — A new book edited by Susan Morrison gets to the heart of an observation that Sen. Hillary Clinton made about herself years ago: that she is a "Rorschach test" for the nation's voters. Notable female writers offer their portraits of Clinton — both personal and political.
Jun 5, 2007 — In his new biography of Sen. Hillary Clinton, writer Carl Bernstein claims to cut through what he calls the "self-generated myth" about the presidential candidate. Bernstein talks about the details of his new book, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.