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Conversations: Rachel Renee Russel, "Dork Diaries #12"

The Dork Diaries

Rachel Renee Russell is a former attorney turned #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dork Diaries, which has over 36 million copies in print.  On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about the latest book in the series, The Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe. She will also tell us about a new series, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly.
 

Conversations: Michael Collins, "Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel"

Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

What is your favorite form of transportation? On this edition of Conversations, Michael Collins joins us from Dublin to talk about his latest book, Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel. He discusses the history and future of transportation. Collins is a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he currently lives. He is a college professor and the author of several nonfiction books. He also publishes articles about archaeology, ancient cultures, and civilizations.
 

Conversations: Chris Harris, "I'm Just No Good at Rhyming"

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

Chris Harris was a writer and executive producer for How I Met Your Mother… and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. On this edition of Conversations, we talk about his debut children’s book, I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups.
 

Conversations: Al Gini, "The Importance of Being Funny"

The Importance of Being Funny

Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and the author of numerous books on issues in contemporary American culture. For over 27-years he has been the “Resident Philosopher” on Chicago’s public radio station, WBEZ and he can also be heard on WGN in Chicago. On this edition of Conversations, he joins me to talk about his latest book, The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in our Lives.

Conversations: Katherine Paterson, "My Brigadista Year"

My Brigadista Year

Katherine Paterson has written more than thirty books and has received many of the highest honors in children’s literature. Her Newbery Medal-winning novel Bridge to Terabithia is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time and was made into a major motion picture. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest youth novel, My Brigadista Year. The novel was inspired by the experiences of young volunteers in the 1961 Cuban literacy campaign.

Conversations: Nancy Koehn, "Forged in Crisis"

Forged in Crisis

What should we demand from our national leaders? Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School. She has coached leaders from many organizations and speaks frequently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Business Forum. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about

Conversations: Leslie Korn, "The Good Mood Kitchen"

Good Mood Kitchen

How does what we eat impact our mental health? Leslie Korn is a clinical traumatologist specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative medicine. She is the author of seven books, including Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest book, The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutritional Tips for Emotional Balance.
 

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