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Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

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  1. #1645: T. C. Boyle’s “Outside Looking In” | The Book Show

    T.C. Boyle’s novel, “Outside Looking In,” takes readers back to the 1960s and to the early days of LSD. The book tells the story of Harvard Ph.D. students whose lives veer out of control after they are drawn into the orbit of renowned psychologist and LSD enthusiast Timothy Leary. ...

    01/30/2020

  2. #1644: Archer Mayor’s “Bomber’s Moon” | The Book Show

    Archer Mayor is the author of the critically-acclaimed series of police novels feature Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont, police department.  In Mayor’s latest Joe Gunther novel “Bomber’s Moon,” the murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his Vermont ...

    01/20/2020

  3. #1643: John Hodgman’s “Medallion Status” | The Book Show

    In the pages of his new book, “Medallion Status,” John Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career. Speaking of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level, he enjoyed it. He says he was a “famous minor television personality.” His essays offer a thoughtful examination of status, fame and identity. ...

    01/14/2020

  4. #1642: Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s “Letters From An Astrophysicist” | The Book Show

    Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” His new book, “Letters From An Astrophysicist,” shares his correspondence with people who have sought his perspective on questions about science, faith, philosophy and, of course, Pluto. ...

    01/14/2020

  5. #1641: Terry Tempest Williams’ “Erosion: Essays of Undoing” | The Book Show

    Terry Tempest Williams is renowned for her singular body of literature on the environment and our experiences of home.  Her new book “Erosion: Essays of Undoing,” explores this connection, particularly to her home state of Utah, as an evolutionary process and how our undoing of the self, self-centeredness, extractive capitalism, ...

    12/31/2019