Category Archives: Patrick O’Neil

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 Books & The Gifts

The 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special has just aired and legions of listeners want to know the details of the books and non-book gifts selected by our distinguished panel. 

Author, Mark Haskell Smith selected:

1.Year Of The Goose by Carly Hallman 2.Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant 3.The Comedians by Kliph Nesteroff 4.Blue Bottle Coffee Weekender Travel Kit

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Creative Director, Robert Newman selected:

1.Independence: 12 Interviews with Magazine Makers by Jeremy Leslie 2.HRDCVR edited by Danyel SmithElliott Wilson 3.Nextinction by Ralph Steadman (illustrations) and Ceri Levy (text) 4.Donation to Planned Parenthood  (Bonus: Subscription to Stack Magazines)

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Author Patrick O’Neil selected:

1.The Cartel by Don Winslow 2.Black Hole by Bucky Sinister 3.How to Grow Up: A Memoir by Tea Michelle 4.Donate to a worthy cause

                 

Singer-songwriter, Zuzu selected:

1.Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 2.Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 3.Essentials of Swedish Grammar: A Practical Guide to the Mastery of Swedish 4. Great Bear Sleeping Bag


Caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner selected:

1.It’s Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein 2.This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein3.Unreasonable Men by Michael Woolraich 4. Donate to a Good Cause or give a Magazine Subscription

 

 

 

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

 

 

 

Who Chose The Great Bear Sleeping Bag?

We called upon a distinguished panel of guests to take part in the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special and asked them to come up with three books and one non-book gift. The results are as diverse as they are intriguing and unpredictable. One guest selected for their non-book gift, a Great Bear Sleeping Bag. Can you guess who? Could it be frequent contributor and witty author, Mark Haskell Smith? Perhaps it was astute caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner? Or maybe talented new British-American singer-songwriter Zuzu, who demonstrated in last week’s edition she has a cheeky sense of humor. Then there’s the erudite raconteur, Patrick O’Neil, a master of incorporating the unconventional into his tales. And, finally, did Robert Newman the esteemed creative director, widely recognized for his perceptive take on life, select the Great Bear Sleeping Bag? Find out in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Also in the program, we are very pleased to welcome back, renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross, who will give us his sensible overview of this year’s Holiday movie releases.

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  
Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special

Ugly Sweater

Ugly Christmas sweaters festooned with kitschy mind-boggeling, knitted tchotchkes are so hot this year. Google searches for ugly Christmas sweaters are at an all-time high in the U.S. and Canada. Why even Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Hillary Clinton are selling campaign-related ugly sweaters. We donned our ugly Christmas sweaters to conjure up the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special. Deliberately replacing Christmas with the politically correct Holiday, in part to piss off Bill O’Reilly. We called upon some of our favorite imaginative minds to entertain us with their Holiday Gift selections. Smart, witty author, Mark Haskell Smith; astute, informed caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner; influential and acclaimed Creative Director, Robert Newman; conscientious and sagacious author, Patrick O’Neil; talented new British-American musician, Zuzu. Our creative panel were asked to select three books and one non-book gift. Don’t miss the diverse, intriguing and unpredictable results in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Also in the program renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross, will give his sensible overview of this year’s Holiday movie releases.

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  
Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

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?

Life Elsewhere airs:
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Mondays 7.00pm ET at WROM Radio
Mondays 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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