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Three Female Authors

          

During the last 12 months or more, it has been so hard to not do a show with some kind of reference to Trump. For this edition of Life Elsewhere, we are taking a break from another search for a clever, witty take on the absurdity that is Trump, instead, we present three female authors with three must-read books. As the Women’s March(s) get underway and the #mMeToo movement brings much-needed attention to how women are treated in this country, there are other parts of the world women live in repressive and segregated societies. Author and journalist, Katherine Zoepf takes us into the minds of young Arab women in her book, Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab WorldA woman’s place is highlighted in Karen Stabiner’s Generation Chef a captivating page-turner about the first year. at a young chef’s first restaurant. And, the current dialogue on women’s equality in the workplace should be noted when you listen to listen Dava Sobel talk about her recent book, The Glass Universe – How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

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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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Did you miss Norman B’s poignant recollections and interviews with the sadly departed David Bowie? Perhaps you forgot to tune in to hear award-winning author, Colin Woodard talk about his timely new book, American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. Or, were you distracted when Robert Hunziker a freelance writer and environmental journalist insisted the next Presidential election will be the most important in our lifetime? The acclaimed caricaturist, Steve Brodner has appeared on the program a number of times, we hope you didn’t miss his graphic description of Mr. TrumpDr. Rogy Masri, of Doctors Without Borders explained in gut-wrenching detail his work with vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon. A compelling account you need to hear. Noted gay activist, Peter Tatchell made a controversial decision in a landmark case, his explaination may surprise you. Singer-songwriter, Amy Rigby, talked openly about love and relationships. These are just a few of the insightful and often moving interviews you could have accidently missed. Norman B’s engaging interviews with authors, including Nicholas PetrieGeorge Hodgman, Katherine ZoepfRebecca Scherm, Jon Macks and Lynsey Addario, to name just a few are essential listening. Then, there is the wonderful new music Norman B selects, it would be a shame if you missed any, including: PolyensoWolftyla Max JuryAnnabel JonesFleurieSorcha RichardsonZuzu and Siv Jakobsen.

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The Secret Lives Of Young Arab Women

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A young Syrian woman is brutally murdered by her brother, because she had sex outside of marriage. In Lebanon, women resolute to appear virginal undergo genital reconstruction surgery. A network of secret, women-only prayer groups gather to promote an Islamic revival. These are just some of the disquieting stories from a hidden world, too often misunderstood, reported in fascinating detail by author and journalist, Katherine Zoepf in Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab. In vivid detail, Ms. Zoepf takes us into the minds of young women in some of the world’s most repressive and segregated societies. Her portraits are absorbing and compassionate, she offers a rare insight into the lives of young Arab women. Make sure you do not miss Norman B’s engaging interview with Katherine Zoepf, in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

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