Florida State University Professor Diane Roberts talks about her book "Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America" which examines the communities of rabid fans around college football.
The libraries will be closed for Lincoln's birthday on Friday, February 12, 2016 and for President's Day on Monday, February 15, 2016.
Actor Mary-Louise Parker has written a memoir, Dear Mr. You, in the form of letters to important men in her life — among them her beloved father and the accountant who had to tell her she was broke.
Washington D.C. punk legend Ian Svenonius veers from anarchist tirade to Swiftian satire in this new essay collection, which takes aim at tipping, Ikea, censorship, music and yes, NPR too.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jon Meacham about his biography of George H.W. Bush, which includes the elder Bush's criticism of his son's administration when it came to the second war in Iraq.
In his book, Easy Street (The Hard Way), actor Ron Perlman describes himself as having a face "that was not ugly but surely one of its kind." Originally broadcast Sept. 22, 2014.
Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Originally broadcast Sept. 29, 2014.
Author Michael Cunningham was fascinated by fairy tales as a child — but he always wondered what happened after the story ended. His new collection, The Wild Swan, tries to answer that question.
In excerpts from an upcoming biography of George H.W. Bush, the former president offers criticism of key members of his son's administration who were key architects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Most Americans don't know much about the small Middle Eastern country, much less its food. A new cookbook will surely pique your curiosity — and tempt your palate.
The billionaire real-estate mogul's Crippled America, like any presidential campaigner's book, might be about publicity more than substance.
In her remarkable new memoir, Carrie Brownstein paints a startlingly candid portrait of herself that dispels any myths fans might have about her rock-star status with the band Sleater-Kinney.
Adam Christopher's sci-fi noir follows robotic hit man Raymond Electromatic through a vividly evoked 1960s Los Angeles. Critic Jason Heller says the book hits exactly the right tone and rhythm.
Umberto Eco sends up the corrupt, pandering world of 1990's Italian journalism in his latest bovel — but critic Jason Sheehan says Numero Zero is a potboiler that never really boils.
Ray Lewis was leaving a Super Bowl party in 2000 when 2 men were stabbed to death. The murder charges against Lewis were dropped. David Greene talks to Lewis about his memoir, I Feel Like Going On.
Instant noodles are a staple for inmates: a basis of recipe hacks, a form of currency. They've even helped defuse a prison riot, as an ex-inmate details in Prison Ramen, a book of stories and recipes.
The French writer Pascal Garnier, who died in 2010, wrote more than 30 children's books, but he's best known for a series of acclaimed novels. Critic John Powers reviews the newly translated Boxes.
Author Daniel Alarcón's new graphic novel is adapted from a short story about a young Peruvian journalist who discovers strange links between his father and the impoverished street clowns of Lima.
Riot grrrl legend Carrie Brownstein's excellent new memoir takes readers from her difficult childhood to the rise and fall (and rise again) of her band Sleater-Kinney, which she says saved her life.
Former Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Lewis has written a book called, I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory. David Greene talks to him about the physical aspect of football.
In her new memoir, actor Leah Remini writes about growing up in the Church of Scientology, becoming one of its prized celebrities, and her family's eventual, wrenching decision to leave it behind.