Relations with women
Dec 31, 2012 — This week brings mystery writer P.D. James' homage to Jane Austen, a comic novel from Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, a mountain climbing disaster story from Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan, and Mimi Alford's tale of her affair with President John F. Kennedy.
Jun 17, 2012 — Jarhead author Anthony Swofford's second memoir recounts a war much closer to home — a private one waged with his father in the years following the success of his book.
May 24, 2012 — Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading.
Mar 2, 2012 — Once Upon A Secret — Mimi Alford's account of her affair with John F. Kennedy — sits at No. 14.
Oct 12, 2011 — The story of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, is well-known; but her sister, Mary, has largely been a footnote in history. Alison Weir tells the other Boleyn girl's story in Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography by James Burge. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Women by T. Coraghessan Boyle. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 17, 2010 — Nina Totenberg passes judgment on the definitive account of Clinton vs. Starr. A true-life tale of Jazz Age medical sleuthing worthy of its own CSI spin-off. And an Ahab-like obsession with whales produces a deeply satisfying natural history of these magnificent monsters.
Feb 16, 2010 — Ten years after President Clinton's impeachment, law professor Ken Gormley reviews the entire scandal in his new 800-page book The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr. Gormley joins Fresh Air to discuss the independent counsel investigation — and why it continues to resonate today.
Sep 21, 2009 — Six months after Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, six books have already been published about the scandal. Four came out just last month. They cover much of the same ground — with some exceptions.