May 8, 2014 — In Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast combines text, cartoons, sketches and photos to describe her interactions with her parents during the last years of their lives.
May 5, 2014 — In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.
Jun 27, 2012 — Amor Towles debuts with a crisp, 1930s Manhattan love story, while George Pelecanos and Sapphire return with novels that probe the dark sides of urban life. In nonfiction, Penn Jillette argues for atheism, and journalist Jane Gross reflects on caring for an aging parent.
Apr 25, 2012 — As part of Morning Edition's Family Matters financial literacy series, Renee Montagne talks to Jane Gross, author of A Bittersweet Season, about caring for her aging mother, and what she wishes she had known before she started.
Feb 9, 2010 — When young African-American men showed up at Boston City Hospital with knife and gunshot wounds, most were thought to be thugs or drug dealers. But Dr. John Rich took time to interview these victims and found out what was really behind their injuries.
Dec 16, 2008 — Just in time for the holidays, regular contributor Jolene Ivey and guest mom Dia Michels talk about their picks for parenting books that should make the holiday gift list.
Aug 26, 2006 — Dr. Barry Lester runs what may be the nation's only colic clinic, located in Providence, R.I. He says parents need much more help than they typically get as they deal with colicky babies.
Mar 14, 2006 — At 18 months old, Hillary Reston was struck by a high fever that stunted her healthy development forever. In a new book, Fragile Innocence, her father, James Reston Jr. describes how her family rallied around Hillary, seeking medical answers and a way to improve her quality of life.
Nov 22, 2005 — Farai Chideya talks with Roberta Satow about her book Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents, Even If They Didn't Take Care of You.
Jun 22, 2005 — Nursing homes are often thought of as grim places. But a new approach is being tested. Instead of an institutional setting, the goal now is to provide a homelike — but safe — atmosphere for residents.