People with mental disabilities
Jun 16, 2012 — A few decades ago, most fathers would never have thought to read a parenting book, but these days, more and more are writing their own. From the dad-as-coach approach to the hip-dad variation, this year's releases point to a generational divide in what it means to be a father.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text by William Faulkner. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of When Madeline was Young by Jane Hamilton. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 18, 2009 — Growing up with a severely autistic brother, journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld experienced firsthand the strain that the condition can bring to a family. In his memoir Boy Alone, Greenfeld describes the frustrations of a childhood spent in the shadow of autism.
May 6, 2009 — Moby Dick, Ulysses and The Sound and the Fury can cause cold sweats just by coming up on a syllabus, but author Jack Murnighan swears that these classics are packed with humor.
Apr 5, 2007 — At 85, Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, is still working tirelessly to open opportunities to people with mental retardation. In 40 years, the games have grown to reach 2.25 million people in 160 countries.
Nov 2, 2006 — Do you know why Madeline is forever young? Jane Hamilton's wry and moving novel tells the story. Marvel superheroes want you to dress 'em up to fight evil. And if you've been dreaming of a Guy Fawkes day party, we've got a guide. Face painting (see dude at left) is optional.
Oct 31, 2006 — The weekend is ready for you, but are you ready for the weekend? We've got five great suggestions for whiling away your weekend hours.