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2 books offer just the right summer mix of humor and nostalgia

Catherine Newman's novel Sandwich centers on a woman vacationing with her young adult children and her elderly parents. Julie Satow’s When Women Ran Fifth Avenue profiles three NYC department stores. (Image credit: Harper Collins)

Thu Jun 20, 2024 18:05
Much Ado About First Folios — the world's largest Shakespeare collection reopens

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is emerging from a four-year metamorphosis. Eighty-two copies of Shakespeare’s “First Folio” will be together on public display for the first time.(Image credit: Jared Soares for NPR)

Wed Jun 19, 2024 19:06
The history of trans misogyny is the history of segregation

As anti-trans legislation has ramped up, historian Jules Gill-Peterson turns the lens to the past in her book, A Short History of Trans Misogyny. This week, we talk about how panics around trans femininity are shaped by wider forces of colonialism, segregation and class interests.

Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:13
Why Anthony Fauci approaches every trip to the White House as if it's his last

Over the course of his decades-long career in public health, Fauci vowed he would never shy away from speaking the truth with the U.S. president— even when it was inconvenient. Fauci's memoir is On Call.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla)

Tue Jun 18, 2024 20:18
Carvell Wallace searches for 'Another Word for Love'

In his new memoir, Another Word for Love, Carvell Wallace lays out his journey to find self-acceptance after a childhood colored by instability. Host Brittany Luse sits down with Carvell to talk about how he built new language around love and his new perspectives on recovery and healing. Want to be featured on IBAM? Record a voice memo responding to...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 19:47
Here are the nonfiction books NPR staffers have loved so far this year

We asked around the newsroom to find favorite nonfiction from the first half of 2024. We've got biography and memoir, health and science, history, sports and much more.(Image credit: Alicia Zheng)

Tue Jun 18, 2024 00:51

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