Category Archives: Jeffrey Kluger

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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The Authors, The Books, The Interviews

                 

           

          

           

           

           

Books are an integral part of Life Elsewhere. All kinds of books: the imaginative, off-kilter novel; the gripping detective drama; the investigative documentary; the revealing autobiography; the anecdotal memoir; the unapologetic satire…every type of book is welcome. There’s just one stipulation, Life Elsewhere host, Norman B has to read the book first before he talks about it on air. Which explains why his insightful, conversational interviews are praised by authors and listeners alike.

Above are just some of the books and authors featured in the past year on Life Elsewhere. See if you can match the author’s photograph with their book?

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Did You Miss Liza Long, Jeffrey Kluger & Glass Cake?


The latest edition of Life Elsewhere features Norman B’s deft interview with Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, an excruciatingly honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the mom of a child with serious mental illness. When Liza heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental illness and she equated their struggle with many other mothers and sons, including Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old Newtown, Mass., man guilty of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. She posted a heart-wrenching cry for help on her blog: “I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am James Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help.” Her essay was republished under the title “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”. The post immediately went viral, receiving 1.2 million likes on Facebook, 15,000 comments, and almost 30,000 emails. Liza found herself at the center of a passionate debate about a topic that is still hard to talk about – children’s mental illness. Liza quickly discovered she was not alone, there were many parents struggling with the same constant fear and worry. With her post she became an advocate for better understanding and better resources for children who suffer from mental disorder.

Award-winning science journalist and senior writer at Time magazine, Jeffrey Kluger explains to Norman B that narcissists are everywhere. There are millions in the United States alone. They’re found in politics and popular culture, in the office, at school, in your neighborhood, even in your own home. The odds are good that you know a narcissist, probably a lot of then. In his new book, The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed— in Your WorldKluger deconstructs science and with insight and wit he unearths cutting edge research on narcissism and gives real world anecdotes to illustrate the impact narcissism has on the people who have it – and the people who don’t. Listen carefully, you’ll wonder if you fit into the criteria of a narcissist.

Glass Cake  and their cover of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” was selected for this weeks’s Hit That Never Was by a listener who asked if we like cover versions. She also kindly sent a photo of herself in a nun’s habit. We wondered if there was a connection or was it a coincidence? You too can have your Hit That Never Was played on Life Elsewhere. Send your selection and the reason why you believe it deserves to be the Hit That Never Was and little info about yourself to: hitthatnevrwas (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

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Liza Long

When Liza Long heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental illness and she equated their struggle with many other mothers and sons, including Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old Newtown, Mass., man guilty of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. She posted a heart-wrenching cry for help on her blog: “I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am James Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help.” Her essay was republished under the title “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”. The post immediately went viral, receiving 1.2 million likes on Facebook, 15,000 comments, and almost 30,000 emails. Liza found herself at the center of a passionate debate about a topic that is still hard to talk about – children’s mental illness. Liza quickly discovered she was not alone, there were many parents struggling with the same constant fear and worry. With her post she became an advocate for better understanding and better resources for children who suffer from mental disorder. Liza Long joins Life Elsewhere to talk about her book, The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, her excruciatingly honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the mom of a child with serious mental illness.

Jeffrey Kluger

Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions in the United States alone. They’re found in politics and popular culture, in the office, at school, in your neighborhood, even in your own home. Award-winning science journalist and senior writer at Time magazine, Jeffrey Kluger writes that the odds are good that you know a narcissist, probably a lot of then. In his new book, The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed— in Your WorldKluger deconstructs science and with insight and wit he unearths cutting edge research on narcissism and give s real world anecdotes to illustrate the impact narcissism has on the people who have it – and the people who don’t. Jeffrey Kluger joins Life Elsewhere to talk about his book with Norman B. Listen carefully, you’ll wonder if you fit into the criteria.

Screen Shot 2014-09-21 at 1.44.04 PMAlso, this week’s Hit That Never Was, is a curious cover version of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” by Glass Cake. You too can have your Hit That Never Was played on Life Elsewhere. Send your selection and the reason why you believe it deserves to be the Hit That Never Was and little info about yourself to: hitthatnevrwas (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

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