Dec 10, 2010 — It's that time of year again! Susan Stamberg chats with three independent booksellers about their favorite reads of the year, from an atlas of remote islands to a children's book about feminist heroes.
Oct 13, 2010 — This week's paperbacks take on big questions: what it means to be Jewish; how a woman disfigured by polio became an iconic photographer; how medicine is blurring the boundary between life and death; and what we can do to improve America's schools.
Jul 13, 2010 — What's wrong with the field of psychiatry? Psychiatrist Daniel Carlat says some American psychiatrists are too busy prescribing drugs to actually talk to people. Carlat talks about the forgotten art of therapy and the influence of drug companies on the profession in his new book, Unhinged.
Jul 1, 2008 — Six years ago, hedge fund manager David Einhorn launched a battle to expose accounting problems at Allied Capital, a financial company. In a new book, he says the experience revealed how the media and financial regulators can sometimes fail investors.
Nov 21, 2006 — Historian Kyle Ward speaks with Steve Inskeep about his book, History in the Making. It chronicles the ways that U.S. history textbooks change over time in their portrayal of events like the Mexican-American War. This is the first in a series of conversations about history.
Aug 20, 2006 — Dr. Amanda Vincent directs Project Seahorse at the University of British Columbia, conducting research on sustainable use of the world's coastal marine ecosystems. She's this week's summer reader.
Nov 15, 2004 — The final report of the 9/11 commission has been on The New York Times paperback bestseller list for weeks now, and it's been nominated for the prestigious National Book Award. NPR's Tavis Smiley speaks with Phillip D. Zelikow, the 9/11 report's principal author, about the writing style used, how he was initially brought on to the project and how he answers the report's critics.