From 2011 - A supernatural romance, a ghost story set in an old logging town in the Pacific Northwest - indie author Christina Dudley talks about her novel “Everliving.” Hear the complete interview at The Bookcast.
Master Charles Cannon
Spiritual teacher Master Charles Cannon and two dozen of his associates were at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai when terrorists attacked in 2008. This book recounts their experience, as the basis for teaching about real spiritual forgiveness. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
It is the last book in the Bible, probably the most interpreted, and certainly the most controversial. Elaine Pagels talks about her book “Revelations,” a new examination of the New Testament Book of Revelation. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
It’s never the changes we want that change everything.– Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (via itsfromabook)
What is to become of the comatose man whose adult son and almost-adult daughter violently disagree over whether to pull the plug? It’s Jodi Picoult’s new novel “Lone Wolf.” Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
This blue-collar girl from the Bronx was John F. Kennedy Jr.’s executive assistant from 1994 until his death in 1999. But her book “Fairy Tale Interrupted” is not a tell-all. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
Running coach Danny Dreyer discovered how to use t’ai chi to transform running. He calls it “chi running.” He now discusses his new book “Chi Marathon.” Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
Her birth name was Peggielene Bartels, but for the past four years she has been known as King Peggy, after a fairy-tale-like turn of events made her the king of a small fishing village in her native Ghana. She talks about her new book “King Peggy.” Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
Olympic gold medal skater Kristi Yamaguchi’s second children’s book, “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!” follows a precocious skater to her first big overseas competition. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
Peter Van Buren
From 2011 - Career diplomat Peter Van Buren‘s career appears to be over. His bosses at Foggy Bottom are taking steps to fire him, in part for writing “We Meant Well,” a scathing account of U.S. rebuilding efforts in Iraq — which he discusses here. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
Michael Ian Black
Comedian Michael Ian Black talks about his book, “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations,” an uncommonly honest confessional. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
Sen. James Inhofe
U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) talking about his book “The Greatest Hoax.” Global warming is, indeed, a hoax, he says, whose perpetrators have, as their goal, more government regulation, more control over our daily lives, more power. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
From 2007 - Comedian Paula Poundstone talks about her memoir-in-vignettes, called “There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say.” Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.
From 2006 - Spring training is underway. A good time to revisit our 2006 conversation with bestselling biographer David Maraniss on his book about one of the all-time greats, Roberto Clemente. Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books Classic.
Writer and editor, and transplanted Londoner, Craig Taylor talks about his acclaimed new book “Londoners,” a Studs Terkel-like smorgasbord of perceptions of London, collected in oral history form from dozens of people who know London. Hear the complete interview at EYE ON BOOKS.
From 1987 - Douglas Adams would have turned 60 this weekend. The genius behind the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” was a warm and witty man, whom I interviewed three times in all, including a 1987 conversation about his then-brand-new book “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.” Here’s a sample of that interview, which you can hear more of at EYE...
Indie author S.C. Cunningham turned a personal horror story into a thrilling work of fiction. Here she talks about her book “The Penance List.” David is a serial killer with deep psychological wounds. It’s American Psycho meets Sex and the City. Hear the complete interview at THE BOOKCAST.
Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher
From 2009 - He is now a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, having won the Republican nomination in Ohio’s 9th District Tuesday. But in 2009 when we talked with him, Sam Wurzelbacher was just “Joe the Plumber,” the iconic figure from the 2008 presidential campaign. Here he talks about his book “Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream.” Hear the complete...
Larry L. King
From 2006 - Playwright and author Larry L. King talks about his close friend Willie Morris, and the biography he wrote, “In Search of Willie Morris.” Hear the complete interview on EYE ON BOOKS CLASSIC.
Sara Mansfield Taber
Journalist Sara Mansfield Taber talks about her book “Born Under an Assumed Name,” the memoir of the child of a covert CIA agent during the Cold War. Hear the complete interview on EYE ON BOOKS.
Dr. Ben Carson
Renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson talks about his book “America the Beautiful,” which puts our nation’s recent events in historical perspective to show how much trouble the nation is in, and what we need to do to turn it around. Hear the complete interview at EYE ON BOOKS.
Indie author Lizz Lund talks about her comic novel “Kitchen Addiction,” whose main character, Mina Kitchen, is based more-than-loosely on her own grandmother, on THE BOOKCAST.
History professor and biographer Stacy Cordery talking about her biography of the founder of the Girl Scouts, “Juliette Gordon Low” on EYE ON BOOKS.
New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison, talking with EYE ON BOOKS about her new book in the Hollows series, “A Perfect Blood.”
Conservative blogger, author, publisher and rabblerouser Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012) talking in 2011 with EYE ON BOOKS about his book “Righteous Indignation.”.