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Lynsey Addario, Ellen Meister, Dirty Beaches & Melanie De Biasio

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On the next edition of Life Elsewhere, you’ll hear the true, harrowing stories of a photojournalist held hostage in Lebanon. We urge you not to miss Lynsey Addario tell her graphic stories of being on the front-line in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and the Congo, as told brilliantly in her new book, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. 

The imagined ghost of Dorothy Parker haunting the venerable Algonquin hotel with cocktail in hand is the centerpiece of the new novel, Dorothy Parker Drank Here,  by adroit author, Ellen Meister, who will entertain with her tales of the Algonquin Round Table and channeling  the ghost of Ms. Parker.

And, Norman B will introduce you to Melanie De Biasio, an enchanting musician from Belgium who has been likened to Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Plus, the Hit That Never Was features Alex Zhang Hungtai, an innovative Canadian musician who goes by the name of Dirty Beaches. It’s a fully-packed show, you won’t want to miss. Life Elsewhere airs Sundays, at 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  Mondays,  5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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“When I first arrived in New York, number five on my “must-see” list was the Algonquin Hotel,” says Norman B. His fascination with the Algonquin Round table and Dorothy Parker in particular, has continued to this day, so it will come as no surprise then, that Norman was delighted when Ellen Meister’s new book, Dorothy Parker Drank Herearrived for his review. “This is a wonderful, cleverly-witty book,” says the host of Life Elsewhere, “perfect for late-night reading, snuggled up in bed, enjoying Meister’s deft hand at channeling Ms. Parker.” Without giving too much away, Ellen Meister, does more than channel Dorothy Parker in her latest book, she brings the legendary wit to life, albeit as a ghost. To find out more about Dorothy Parker Drank Here, make sure you don’t miss the next edition of Life Elsewhere, when Ellen Meister will talk with Norman B about her new book, Dorothy Parker, ghosts and the Algonquin Hotel.

Plus, we are excited to share with you an interview with photojournalist,
Lynsey Addario. She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and the Congo. In her new book,  It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War she graphically describes harrowing scenes, including her capture in Lebanon, being beaten and molested. In gruesome detail, Addario recounts seeing bits of brain and skull embedded into the parcel shelf of a car, just hit by an air strike, then almost nonchalantly, she writes, “I had a bad feeling that something was going to happen.” Lynsey Addario’s exemplary work appears regularly in The New York Times, National Geographic and Time magazine. Below is a brief example of a riveting interview we urge you not to miss.

Life Elsewhere airs Sundays, at 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3 and repeated Mondays,  5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

Read Norman B’s interview with acclaimed architect Yann Weymouth at Trebuchet Magazine