Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Say ‘Hello, Neighbor’ To This Charming Picture Book About Mister Rogers

Say ‘Hello, Neighbor’ To This Charming Picture Book About Mister Rogers
Our kids’ books columnist reports that amidst the messes and fights that result from kids in lockdown, Matthew Cordell’s gentle new picture book biography of Mister Rogers has the power to soothe.

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NPR News: ‘Hollywood Park’ Compassionately Depicts The Suffering And Struggles Of Addiction

‘Hollywood Park’ Compassionately Depicts The Suffering And Struggles Of Addiction
Musician Mikel Jollett writes of his young years spent in the Synanon cult and how music helped him overcome these dark days, but misses a chance to discuss music as art and the ideas guiding him now.

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NPR News: A Memoir Reflects On What Happens To The ‘Fairest’ Of Them All

A Memoir Reflects On What Happens To The ‘Fairest’ Of Them All
During a boyhood in the Philippines, Meredith Talusan received positive reactions to the white skin and blonde hair accompanying albinism. She found a different response as a trans woman in the U.S.

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NPR News: How The ‘Lost Art’ Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience

How The ‘Lost Art’ Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience
While researching his book, Breath, James Nestor participated in a study in which his nose was completely plugged for 10 days, forcing him to breathe solely through his mouth. “I felt awful,” he says.

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