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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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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

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“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.

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Read Norman B’s interview with acclaimed architect Yann Weymouth at Trebuchet Magazine

How Did Our Experts Fare?

Oscar

Yesterday, just a few hours before the big shindig in Hollywood, we asked our two experts on film to give their predictions before a live studio audience for the Annual Life Elsewhere Oscar Special. The always exuberant, actress, writer, raconteur and media aficionado, Lisa Jane Persky and erudite film and media critic Bob Ross took their task seriously. After thoughtful deliberation, and at some moments having our live audience in fits of laughter, Lisa Jane and Bob came up with a well-considered selection for their predicted Oscar winners. In the aftermath, there are some  surprises. Now we know the outcome of the ceremonies, its fun to go back and listen as Lisa Jane and Bob give their earnest predictions. 

Click here to listen to Lisa Jane Persky and Bob Ross’s Oscar predictions.

On the next edition of Life Elsewhere, we’ll talk with Lynsey Addario about her new book, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. She is a photojournalist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, National Geographic and Time magazineLynsey has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and the Congo. In her new book, 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 she writes, “I had a bad feeling that something was going to happen.” Make sure you don’t miss Norman B’s interview with an extraordinary journalist with stories from her exceptional book.

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