Posts Tagged ‘authors’

A CONVERSATION WITH TAVIS SMILEY

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TavishimselfSunday, November 23, 8 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds brings you A Conversation with Tavis Smiley, celebrated talk show host, author, philanthropist and Dancing With The Stars Contestant.

Tavis Smiley is the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He has authored or coauthored sixteen books, including WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: MY STORY OF GROWING UP IN AMERICAN and THE RICH AND THE REST OF US: A POVERTY MANIFESTO, both of which were New York Times bestsellers.

Smiley is the founder of the nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation, which recently announced a #3 million, four-year campaign called “ENDING POVERTY: AMERICA’S SILENT SPACES. In 2009, Time magazine named Smiley to its list of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” In April 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

TavisBookDeathofaKingIn his new book DEATH OF KING, THE REAL STORY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S FINAL YEAR, Smiley paints a powerful portrait of a leader and a visionary, casting an exceptional glimpse into King’s life, adding a new, nuanced view of Dr. King’s legacy as an American hero.

A CONVERSATION with Tavis Smiley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Sunday, November 23, 8 pm ET. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS MYRA MACPHERSON JONATHAN AIG

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PillVoteWomanVintageWednesday, November 19, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds is taking a fresh, fun, IMPROPER look at the fight for women’s rights with the award-winning author of THE SCARLET SISTERS Myra MacPherson and with journalist Jonathan Eig author of THE BIRTH OF THE PILL.

PillBookTheSarcletSistersIn this, her fifth book THE SCARLET SISTERS: SEX SUFFRAGE AND SCANDAL IN THE GILDED AGE, award-winning and bestselling author Myra MacPherson returns to the compelling issues of women’s rights addressed in her first book THE POWER LOVERS: THE EFFECT OF POLITICS ON POLITICAL FAMILIES. From history and intrigue to sex and money, MacPherson takes the reader on a jaunty, fun, informative ride through the real-life saga of the sisters Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, whose radical views threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. A former journalist at the Washington Post, who has also written for the New York Times, numerous magazines, and websites, MacPherson lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women continue to fight for today.

PillBookThe BirthofthePillJonathan Eig is a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, and The Washington Post. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and in the Prohibition documentary made by Ken Burns for PBS. He is the bestselling author of LUCKIEST MAN, OPENING DAY, and GET CAPONE. In his latest book, THE BIRTH OF THE PILL, HOW FOUR CRUSADERS REINVENTED SEX AND LAUNCHED A REVOLUTION, he takes a, yes, sexy look at one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century and how it changed everyone’s lives forever.

Both of my guests will be joining me at The Miami Book Fair International November 16-23 at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami.

PillVotesforWomenLabelSex, science, scandal and suffrage equal scintillating conversation on the fight for women’s rights on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 19, 3 pm ET. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: COMING HOME, VOICES OF WAR

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WarFightingPTSDWednesday, November 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes a look at war through the eyes of three authors who bring unique perspectives to the discussion. Joining Halli at her table is Brian Turner author of MY LIFE AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY, Janet Burroway author of LOSING TIM, and Helen Thorpe author of SOLDIER GIRLS.

WarBookMyLifeasaForeignCountryAmerican poet, essayist, and professor, Brian Turner, won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award for his debut collection, HERE, BULLET, the first of many awards and honors received for this collection of poems about his seven year experience as a soldier in the Iraq War. The director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, his breathtaking memoir MY LIFE AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY retraces that war experience in a humane, heartbreaking and expertly crafted work of literature.

WarBookLoosingTimJanet Burroway is the author of eight novels and numerous plays, poems, and essays, including THE BUZZARDS, which went up for a Pulitzer and RAW SILK, nominated for a National Book Award. In her memoir LOSING TIME, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN AMERICAN CONTRACTOR IN IRAQ Burroway recounts the life and death of her elder son, US Army Captain Tim Eysselick.

WarBookSoldierGirlsHelen Thorpe’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is the author of JUST LIKE US, a winner of the Colorado Book Award. In SOLDIER GIRLS, Thorpe shares the battles of three women soldiers at home and at war — they part of the new breed of soldiers, the Soldier Girls who are now more than 15 percent of America’s armed services.

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at the realities of war and the men and women who serve. Tune in live November 12, 3 pm ET online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

All of our guests will be making appearances at The Miami Book Fair International November 16-23 in Downtown Miami at Miami Dade College.

POLITICS WITH NIXON COUNSEL JOHN DEAN & PROFESSOR ROSS K. BAKER

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Politics is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 5, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes to her table New York Times bestselling author and former Counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, John Dean, and author and one of the premier scholars on the United States Senate, Ross K. Baker.

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John W. Dean served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony led to Nixon’s resignation. In 2006, Dean testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating George W. Bush’s NSA warrantless wiretap program. He is the New York Times bestselling author of BLIND AMBITION, BROKEN GOVERNMENT, CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE and WORSE THAN WATERGATE. In his new book THE NIXON DEFENSE, Dean breaks new ground on what President Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in that was his undoing and when he knew it.

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Ross K. Baker is one of the premier scholars on the United States Senate. In his new book IS BIPARTISANSHIP DEAD? A REPORT FROM THE SENATE the Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University gives a sharp assessment of today’s legislative process, gleamed from his on-the-record interviews with a dozen Democrats and Republicans.

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The past, the present, the future of politics in America with two eminent men from the world of politics: John Dean and Ross K. Baker on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, November 5, 3 pm ET. Tune in online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JOHN WAYNE WITH NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SCOTT EYMAN

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WaynebookcoverandJohnWayneSunday, November 2, 8 pm ET, the life and legend that is John Wayne is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli welcomes to her table acclaimed bestselling Hollywood biographer Scott Eyman. Eyman’s new book on the Hollywood icon JOHN WAYNE, THE LIFEAND LEGEND is a New York Time’s bestseller.

With his new engaging, revealing and fully rounded portrait of one of America’s most enduring and controversial film icons in JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND, Scott Eyman colorfully chronicles the life of the one of America’s most enduring and controversial film icons, drawing on unpublished materials, exhaustive research, and more that a hundred interviews with Wayne and many of his closest colleagues, friends, and family members.

Scott Eyman has written eleven books, including, with veteran actor Robert Wagner, the New York Times bestseller PIECES OF MY HEART. Among his other titles are EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE EPIC LIFE OF CECIL B. DEMILLE, winner of the 2011 Richard Wall Memorial Book Award: LION OF HOLLYWOOD: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF LOUIS B. MAYER; PRINT THE LEGEND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN FORD.

The life of Hollywood legend John Wayne, Sunday, November 2, 8 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always bringing you Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

AUTHORS ELIZABETH NUNEZ AND JOANNA RAKOFF

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MemoirElizabethNunezwithherbookTwo women, two memoirs, two extraordinary lives is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 8, 3 pm ET when Halli is joined at her table by award-winning writers Elizabeth Nunez author of NOT FOR EVERDAY USE and Joanna Rakoff author of MY SALINGER YEARS.

Elizabeth Nunez, PhD, immigrated to the US from Trinidad after completing high school. She is the award-winning author of eight novels, four of them selected as New York Times Editors choice, among her books BOUNDARIES, nominated for the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Fiction and ANNA IN-BETWEEN awarded the PEN Oakland Award. Nunez is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she teaches fiction writing. Her latest book, the memoir NOT FOR EVERYDAY USE is an astonishing achievement. Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the “sterner stuff” of her parents’ ambitions for their children, and her mother’s seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use.

Joanna Rakoff’s novel A FORTUNATE AGE won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle best seller. She has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and other publications. Hailed by critics, Rakoff’s new memoir, MY SALINGER YEAR, is a poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny coming of age story of a girl who at twenty-three, after leaving graduate school, dared to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet. A move to New York City, a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger, a love affair — well, sort of — Joanna Rakoff’s book MY SALINGER YEAR brilliantly captures literary New York in the late nineties, the pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.

A look at the extraordinary lives of two women, Wednesday, October 8, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of History. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

WORLD WAR I: THE GREAT WAR?

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warpoetrycartoonMarking the 100th anniversary of World War I, Wednesday, August 20, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show welcomes critically acclaimed war historian William Philpott, and the world’s leading scholar of the Great War poet Siegfried Sassoon Jean Moorcroft Wilson.

William Philpott is Professor of the History of Warfare in the Department of War studies at King’s College London. He is a specialist in the history of Anglo-French relations, British Strategy, and the history of the French army. Philpott is the author of Three Armies on the Somme, The First Battle of the Twentieth Century, Blood Victory: The Battle of the Somme and The Making of the Twentieth Century, Anglo-French Relations and Strategy on the Western Front, 1914-1918, Anglo-French Defense Relations between the Wars, Palgrave Concise Atlas of the First World War, and Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History. In his latest book War of Attrition, Fighting the First World War, Philpott takes a look at the causes and effects of The First World War, bringing new revelations of the first truly modern war to light, the war that shaped the twentieth century.

Jean Moorcroft Wilson lectures in English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is married to Virginia Woolf’s nephew. In her latest book, Siegfried Sassoon, Soldier, Poet, Lover, Friend, Wilson takes an in-depth look at the man considered a key figure in the study of the poetry of the Great War. Her previous works include I Was an English Poet: Biography of Sir William Watson, Virginia Woolf, Life and London: A Biography of Place, The Selected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg.

A look at World War I through the eyes of history and the voice of a poet, Wednesday, August 20 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of History. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: JAMES LEE BURKE & ANDREW GROSS: MASTERS OF CRIME

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crimebookwayfaringstrangerWednesday, July 16, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is pleased to welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the author named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and the rare winner of two Edgar Awards, American treasure James Lee Burke, and New York Times and international bestseller thriller writer Andrew Gross.

James Lee Burke is the author of thirty-four novel and two collections of short stories, including New York Times bestsellers Light of the World and The Tin Roof Blowdown. Three of his novels have been made into motion pictures. His latest book, Wayfaring Stranger is James Lee Burke at his best, the story of a young boy’s chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde that would shape his family’s fate for decades to come – a sprawling thriller that crosses continents and decades of American history.

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, and many more. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His latest blockbuster is Everything to Lose, the story of a determined mother who becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty-year-old secret buried. A blistering thriller, Everything to Lose is a book only the talented Andrew Gross could write.

A conversation with two of the great mystery writers of our day, the incomparable James Lee Burke and the gifted Andrew Gross on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 16, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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