Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment

Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment
Many people accused of sexual harassment say they weren’t aware that their behavior was inappropriate. NPR’s Michel Martin talks with Tasha Eurich, author of the book Insight, about self-awareness.

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NPR News: In A New Novel, The ‘Lost Prayers’ Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

In A New Novel, The ‘Lost Prayers’ Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death
James Han Mattson’s debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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NPR News: A Father’s Cruel Mission To Create ‘The Only Girl In The World’

A Father’s Cruel Mission To Create ‘The Only Girl In The World’
Maude Julien’s new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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NPR News: Exploring Politics And Religion In ‘Three Daughters Of Eve’

Exploring Politics And Religion In ‘Three Daughters Of Eve’
Turkish writer Elif Shafak juggles politics, faith and feminism in her new novel set in Turkey and England. Steve Inskeep speaks with her about her book Three Daughters of Eve.

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NPR News: ‘Cartoon County’ Looks Back At The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics

‘Cartoon County’ Looks Back At The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics
Vanity Fair editor-at-large Cullen Murphy grew up the son of a cartoonist. His father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the popular Prince Valiant strip, which Murphy eventually wrote for 14 years.

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NPR News: ‘Nuclear War Planner’ Reflects On The Cold War And Assesses The Current Threat

‘Nuclear War Planner’ Reflects On The Cold War And Assesses The Current Threat
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in hopes they would help end the Vietnam War. He looks back on his early days as a national security analyst in The Doomsday Machine.

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NPR News: Debut Author Channeled Her ‘Darker Bits’ Into A Man Booker Shortlist Novel

Debut Author Channeled Her ‘Darker Bits’ Into A Man Booker Shortlist Novel
Fiona Mozley’s book Elmet explores masculinity in both male and female characters. “When we sort of see a woman possessing unexpected or fantastical physical strength it’s questioned more,” she says.

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