Category Archives: Clare Price

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows just a small selection of wonderful books we have talked about at Life Elsewhere. If you overlooked any of them. we encourage you to pop into your local independent bookstore and search them out. While you are there, help us a little and mention you heard about the book on Life Elsewhere.
*Confucius wrote our headline.

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Janis. Betrayal. Superathletes.


“Janis, of course, is one of a kind…there’s a vortex of energy churning inside her. It manifests itself in her laughter, in her sometimes rapid shifts of mood, in the way she breaks into a conversation with a rap that nails the issues and states her position in a flurry of fast sentences. Some of the time she’s like a chain reaction on the verge of going critical. She is quick, smart, and often funny…When she really gets going , she can weave her sentences into a stunning cascade of words that overwhelms anyone who disagrees with her, often winding up with a capper, a knockout blow that’s so neat it delights her as much as her listeners, and she’ll burst into a cackle of laughter at her own achievement.” from On the Road with Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, you’ll hear a preview of Norman B’s forthcoming in-depth interview with John Byrne Cooke, who was Joplin‘s road-manager from 1967  until her untimely death.

Clare Price is a former technology reporter, who saw the birth of the commercial Internet firsthand as a research director with a global leader in information technology consulting. With this invaluable background and insight she sets her first novel in 1994, the dawn of the Internet Age. Norman B talks with author about her fast-moving Web of Betrayal and asks, “Is there no hiding in Cyberspace?”

Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds. Norman B talks with the author, Mark McClusky about How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can Learn from Them.

The listener’s photograph accompanying this week’s Hit That Never Wascaused a few raised eyebrows at Life Elsewhere Towers. Listen carefully to hear if Norman B mentions it when he introduces Knees by The UK’s Peter & Kerry from their 2010 release, Clothes, Friends, Photos EP on Tape Club Records.

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