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Authors On Tour – Live!

Summary: "Authors On Tour - Live" is a free weekly podcast featuring best-selling authors ranging from Al Franken to Joan Didion reading from and discussing their newest books. The website for "Authors On Tour - Live" includes a schedule of upcoming author podcasts, archives plus a place where listeners an create a "ReviewCast."

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 AOT #511: Michel Roy Podcasts Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:42

Michel Roy, the father of hockey legend and Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy, discusses his new book Patrick Roy: Winning. Nothing Else. An incredible hockey talent who was instrumental in changing the very art of goaltending, Patrick Roy’s success was driven as much by determination and perseverance as by talent. Patrick Roy: Winning. Nothing Else brings to life Roy’s phenomenal career and unmasks his more mysterious personal side – taking us behind the scenes and into the family life of one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. ($18.95) Triumph Books ISBN # 9781629371658.

 AOT #509: T.J. Stiles Podcasts Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:00

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner T. J. Stiles discusses Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. In this magisterial biography, Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military. The book casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood. ($30.00) Knopf ISBN # 9780307592644. You can visit T.J. Stiles‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #508: Robyn Griggs Lawrence & Povy Kendal Atchison Podcast The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:31:50

Robyn Griggs Lawrence, previously editor-in-chief of Natural Home magazine and author of The Wabi-Sabi House, and local photographer Povy Kendal Atchison, discuss The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook: Feel-Good Food for Home Cooks, a collection of advice and recipes from America’s top cannabis chefs. Cannabis is one of the hottest ingredients to hit the culinary world, and cannabis-infused food is an evolving art and science. In The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, home cooks will learn how to safely prepare and imbibe organic, sustainably grown cannabis for health and wellbeing. ($24.99) Skyhorse Publishing ISBN # 9781634502207. You can visit Lawrence and Atchison‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #507: Marissa Meyer Podcasts Winter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:38:24

Marissa Meyer, author of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, which includes Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, reads from and discusses the eagerly anticipated, epic conclusion to the series, Winter.

 AOT #506: Jenny Lawson Podcasts Furiously Happy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:50:31

Jenny Lawson, better known as The Bloggess, discusses her new book Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, in which the New York Times bestselling author explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. ($26.99) Flatiron Books ISBN # 9781250077004. You can visit Jenny Lawson‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #505: J. Ryan Stradal Podcasts Kitchens of the Great Midwest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:38:28

J. Ryan Stradal edits the fiction section of The Nervous Breakdown with Gina Frangello, and his writing has appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and McSweeney’s: The Goods, among other places. Stradal reads from and discusses his bestselling debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest, the story of a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life, its missed opportunities, and its joyful surprises. ($25.00) Pamela Dorman ISBN # 9780525429142. You can visit J. Ryan Stradal‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #504: Steve Knopper Podcasts MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:47:41

Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper reads from and discusses MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson, his ultimate critical biography of the King of Pop: a panoramic, vivid, and incisive portrait of Michael Jackson that explores and celebrates his influence in music, dance, and popular culture, drawing on 400 interviews. ($27.00) Scribner ISBN # 9781476730370. You can visit Steve Knopper‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #503: Bonnie Jo Campbell Podcasts Mothers, Tell Your Daughters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:23

Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of three previous books of fiction including American Salvage, a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, reads from and discusses her new novel Mothers, Tell Your Daughters. Named by the Guardian as one of our top ten writers of rural noir, Campbell is a keen observer of life and trouble in rural America, and her working-class protagonists can be at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters must negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor, and betray one another against the backdrop of all the men in their world. ($25.95) W.W. Norton ISBN # 9780393248456. You can visit Bonnie Jo Campbell‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #502: Joan Lunden Podcasts Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:45:19

Joan Lunden was the co-host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, bringing insight to the day’s top stories, from presidential elections to health and wellness. Lunden discusses her new book Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival, in which the mother of seven, and grandmother of two, speaks candidly about her very recent battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it has had on her life. ($26.99) HarperCollins ISBN # 9780062404084. You can visit Joan Lunden‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #501: Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner Podcast Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:43:19

Kennedy Odede is one of Africa’s best-known community organizers and social entrepreneurs, and among the first from Kibera, a Kenyan slum, to get a degree from an elite American university, Wesleyan University. Jessica Posner is a nationally recognized, award-winning social entrepreneur and activist and is the cofounder, with Kennedy, and chief operating officer of Shining Hope for Communities, which provides a school for girls in Kibera, as well as clean water, health care, and more for over seventy-thousand people. Odede and Posner read from and discuss their memoir Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum. ($27.99) Ecco ISBN # 9780062292858. You can visit Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #500: Brandon Sanderson Podcasts Shadows of Self | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:47

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, and the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series. He was also chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. With The Alloy of Law, Sanderson surprised readers with a bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the trilogy in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America. Now Sanderson reads from and discusses Shadows of Self, the next eagerly anticipated book in the series. ($27.99) Tor ISBN # 9780765378552. You can visit Brandon Sanderson‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #499: Jonathan Evison Podcasts This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:49:40

Jonathan Evison, whose previous works include the award-winning novels All About Lulu, West of Here, and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (currently in development for a film starring Paul Rudd), reads from and discusses his new novel This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, an irresistible, inventive novel, filled with racing, breathless, and vibrant prose. “An insightful, richly entertaining look at a woman who, very late in the game, finds that life remains full of surprises . . . Evison writes humanely and with good humor of his characters, who, like the rest of us, muddle through, too often without giving ourselves much of a break. A lovely, forgiving character study that’s a pleasure to read.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review ($25.95) Algonquin ISBN # 9781616202613. You can visit Jonathan Evison‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #498: John Lahr Podcasts Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:51

John Lahr, the author of eighteen books, including the multiple award-winning biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, was the senior drama critic of The New Yorker for over two decades. He has twice won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and is the first critic ever to win a Tony Award for coauthoring the 2002 play Elaine Stritch at Liberty. Lahr discusses his new book Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows, a collection of biographical detail and critical analysis which explores with insight and panache not only the lives of the theatricals but the liveliness of the stage worlds they have created. ($27.95) W.W. Norton ISBN # 9780393246407. You can visit John Lahr‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #497: R.A. Salvatore Podcasts Archmage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:09

Multiple award-winning fantasy author R. A. Salvatore may still be best known as the creator of the dark elf Drizzt, one of fantasy’s most beloved characters. Salvatore reads from and discusses Archmage, in which Drizzt returns to the Underdark. With everything Drizzt’s fans crave – action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves – Archmage is another exciting addition to Salvatore’s bestselling series. ($27.95) Wizards of the Coast ISBN # 9780786965755. You can visit R.A. Salvatore‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #496: Travis Hugh Culley Podcasts A Comedy & A Tragedy: A Memoir of Learning How to Read and Write | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:37

Playwright, director, and former bicycle messenger Travis Hugh Culley, author of the acclaimed memoir The Immortal Class, reads from and discusses his powerful new book A Comedy & A Tragedy: A Memoir of Learning How to Read and Write, in which he recounts his difficult journey to literacy. “This tale of struggle, survival, and triumph addresses the inner lives of children and the grave responsibility of adults to ensure that their voices are heard. Readers will readily warm to the story of a bright, illiterate boy who is destined to become a lauded writer.” – Publishers Weekly ($26.00) Ballantine ISBN # 9780345506160. You can visit Travis Hugh Culley‘s official web site as well.


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