Category Archives: Lynsey Addario

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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Interviews With Authors

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Next on Life Elsewhere, a review of some of our favorite books, authors and interviews:

1. Rebecca Scherm is the author of Unbecoming, a remarkable and moving debut novel, “It’s a thriller, a psychological study, a love story and disquietingly disturbing as it is brilliant!” says Norman B. Rebecca reads from her book and explains how her fascination with Grace Kelly molded her femme fatale, noir-like heroine. 2. In On the Road with Janis JoplinJohn Byrne Cooke, chronicles his life as her road-manager. He lovingly tells of his three extraordinary years with the legendary singer, right up until her untimely death, 3. Mark Haskell Smith, a frequent guest on the program, became the naked author for his latest book, Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World. His wry observations include, “feeling cheated for not having a foreskin!”  4. Lynsey Addario graphically recalls being tortured and molested in her book, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. From the front-line, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and the Congo, the photo-journalist brings a female perspective to the horrors of war. 5. International best-selling, British crime fiction writer, Peter James, talks about his fascination with criminal minds, and doing research in prisons with psychopathic murderers for Want You Dead, the tenth in the Roy Grace detective-thriller series.

This week’s Hit that Never Was features Headache, a track from the 2009 debut album Album by Girls. Frontman Christopher Owens’ bio could easily qualify as the plot for a harrowing novella.

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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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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

Make sure you check out the cultural links at BACK.

Next on Life Elsewhere

“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

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