Jan 16, 2012 — January can be a hard time: It's cold, dark and you're still recovering from the holidays. If this month has you feeling a little down, author Kelly McGonigal has you covered. She recommends three books that will help you remember to let yourself off the hook.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Mr. Thundermug by Cornelius Medvei. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 5, 2007 — Primatologist duo Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth discuss their new book, Baboon Metaphysics. The husband-and-wife team spent years studying a group of baboons in Botswana to better understand the primates' complex social structure.
Feb 7, 2007 — A baboon with "an unsettling mastery of human speech" is the chief protagonist in Mr. Thundermug, the first book by author Cornelius Medvei. The idea for a story about a talking baboon sprang from a dream that one of Medvei's friends described to him.
Jul 11, 2006 — There are some books that are so good that you just can't get on with your life until you've turned the last page. Nancy Pearl offers books that make it tempting to call in sick just to be able to read to the end without stopping.