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Remembering Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks passed away on Sunday at age 82. We reflect back on his life and the five interviews we did with him between 2002 and 2013.
How Pop Music Marginalizes and Excludes Women
For much of her early life, rock critic Jessica Hopper was an ardent fan of punk rock. But despite her passion, she never felt like she quite fit in. That began to change once she started seeing ...
What Makes A Good Cat Video?
Earlier this week, more than 10,000 cat fanciers -- many dressed as felines -- packed into St. Paul's CHS Field for the fourth annual Internet Cat Video Festival. We here at TTBOOK pride...
Long-Lost Country Music Album Finally Released After 40 Years
"The Kingston Springs Suite" album cover
On our minds this week is the story of a long-lost country music album that's just been released 40 years after it was recorded.  Country musicians Vince Matthews and Jim Casey recorded "The Kingston...
Remembering E.L. Doctorow
E.L. Doctorow, celebrated author of inventive, historical fiction, passed away yesterday in Manhattan from complications from lung cancer. He was 84.
Keija Parssinen on her novel "The Unraveling of Mercy Louis"
“The Unraveling of Mercy Louis" tells the fascinating story of a community that’s nearly torn apart following the discovery of an abandoned baby in a dumpster. A witch hunt ensures and the girls at a...
The Private Life and Lost Manuscript of Harper Lee
Some 58 years after it was initially submitted to her literary agent, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was released today amidst some controversy. As you prepare to read Watchman, or don’t, have a...
Healing the Mind Through the Body - Rethinking How We Treat PTSD
Bessel Van Der Kolk is an internationally recognized leader in the field of trauma research. For more than a decade he's been championing a technique know as "eye movement desensitization...
Fighting Fat Shaming — One Blog Post at a Time
Brittany Gibbons has been called fat for most of her life, but now she's a leading advocate for the body acceptance movement. She has denounced body shaming on news shows and podcasts. She...
The Declaration of Independence: The Ultimate Self-Help Guide
Danielle Allen is a political philosopher who has taught the Declaration of Independence in some of our nation’s most elite private universities. But when teaching the Declaration in a night school...

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