Reports indicate that when Barack Obama’s memoir is released on Tuesday, it will be the literary event of the year. Today on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster explores the history of the presidential memoir, how it’s simultaneously so popular and yet so criticized, and how this release could be the most significant of all.
After a contentious election in Wisconsin last week, today we travel back to a more hopeful political time with Mary Lang Sollinger, author of the new book From Inspiration to Activism: A Personal Journey Through Obama’s Presidential Campaign, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at her work in political canvassing and fundraising for Barack Obama. Mary […]
For today’s show, Allen is joined by David Ranney to discuss his new book, Living and Dying on the Factory Floor. Written as a memoir, the book describes his firsthand experiences as an industrial worker in the factories of southeast Chicago and northwest Indiana between 1976 and 1982 and offers an opportunity to reflect on […]