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Kory French
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Encore episode – first aired Mar 5, 2011. Laura Hillenbrand is a New York Times bestseller known for her famous freshman novel Seasbiscuit. Laura has recently published her second book, Unbroken, and is on Book Talk to discuss the fascinating, true story of Louis Zamperini–Olympic athlete, World War Two Air Force serviceman, Japanese P.O.W. and long-time survivor of one of the most interesting lives ever lived in the twentieth century.
Subject – Food Week Books – The Grapes of Wrath, Fried Green Tomatoes & Fast Food Nation A story about the Joad farming family who are displaced from their Oklahoma tenant farm during the Great Depression. Trapped in the dustbowl, they head for California in hopes of a better life. A Story about Evelyn Couch meeting Cleo Threadgoode who tells the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe in Birmingham, AL. in the 1930s. What was once an article on the depressing state of the American diet in Rolling Stone Magazine in 1999, Schlosser looks beyond just the dietary side effects of American fast food in an unveiling of how the fast food nation mindset contributes to the degrading quality of American life. 00:00 Book Talk Intro – Kory French 02:17 Fat Girl – Megan Falley 04:19 Boe Money – Galactic  07:29 A reading from The Grapes of Wrath  11:12 Grapefruit Moon – Tom Waits 15:51 The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck 22:04 Furr – Blitzen Trapper 26:03 Fried Green Tomatoes – Fannie Flagg 31:35 In the Kitchen – The Tough Alliance 35:43 Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser 42:30 Canned Food – Surf City 45:00 Finish The Grapes of Wrath Fried Green Tomatoes Fast Food Nation Galactic Upcoming Shows: July 4 – Milwaukee Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI July 5 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 6 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 7 – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR July 9 – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec City, PQ July 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY July 20 – All Good Music Festival – Thornville, OH July 26 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, VA July 29 – Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan Tom Waits Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Blitzen Trapper Upcoming Shows: June 25 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT June 26 – Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise, ID June 27 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID The Tough Alliance Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Surf City Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time.
Writing for men—in today’s literary world, I feel like we are overwhelmed with chick-lit or kid-lit. Harry Potter, True Blood and Fifty Shades of Grey dominate the bestseller lists. Today on Book Talk I celebrate literature for men by looking at two great American authors of the same name: Henry and Arthur Miller; and a third book by David Deida that aims to celebrate and conquer masculinity.
Just about everyone is desirous of some sort of travel. Whether it is a quick one-week vacation while staying local or an extended world journey, travel is in our blood. This week on Book Talk, I take a look at some of the classics in the journeyesque form: Gulliver’s Travels, The Sun Also Rises and On the Road.
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