Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: ‘Cuz’ Examines The Tragic Life And Death Of A Young Black Man In LA

‘Cuz’ Examines The Tragic Life And Death Of A Young Black Man In LA
Danielle Allen’s memoir centers on her cousin Michael, who was sentenced to a long prison term for carjacking when he was 15. Three years after his release, he was found shot to death in a parked car.

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NPR News: Silicon Valley’s Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

Silicon Valley’s Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir
The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace discrimination that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying “tepid diversity solutions.”

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NPR News: ‘The Taking Of K-129’: How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

‘The Taking Of K-129’: How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor
Author Josh Dean describes how the CIA worked to secretly resurface a sub that the Soviet Union considered lost. Their cover story involved eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

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NPR News: Fiona Mozley On Making The Man Booker Shortlist With Her Debut Novel

Fiona Mozley On Making The Man Booker Shortlist With Her Debut Novel
Fiona Mozley wrote her first novel, Elmet, on her phone while commuting on the train between York and London. She talks with Scott Simon about being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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NPR News: Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona

Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona
“People see you onstage and, yeah, I’d want to be that guy,” Springsteen says. “I want to be that guy myself very often.” Originally broadcast Oct. 5, 2016.

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NPR News: Musician Fred Hersch Recounts A Life ‘In And Out Of Jazz’ In His New Memoir

Musician Fred Hersch Recounts A Life ‘In And Out Of Jazz’ In His New Memoir
Nearly 30 years ago, Hersch was among the first jazz musicians to come out as both gay and HIV positive. His memoir looks back on that time, as well as the time he spent in a medically induced coma.

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