Her memoir, The Distance Between Us, is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.
In recent years A.J. Jacobs has lived by George Washington's rules of conduct, outsourced his entire life of everyday tasks to Indian service representatives, posed as a woman on an online dating site and grown a long beard to adhere to Old Testament doctrine as part of a year of living biblically.
His latest quest: Getting fit.
On Thursday's Central Standard, we'll be joined by author A.J. Jacobs. He's going to tells us about his new book Drop Dead Healthy, where explores the latest cultural obsessions and trends in healthy living. He'll discuss this latest grueling experiments, as he literally strives to be healthy from head-to-toe.
Daniel Suelo probably has. For the last 12 years, he's has no job, no mortgage, no car... nothing that would require the use of cash. And for Daniel, it’s freedom.
On Tuesday’s Central Standard, hear one man’s journey into a pennyless lifestyle in rocky caves in the Utah canyons. Plus, author Mark Sundeen joins the conversation to talk about writing “The Man Who Quit Money,” a book based on Daniel’s life.
How did America end up in Vietnam? Coming up on Central Standard Friday, a look at the 40 years of political, military and diplomatic decisions that led to U.S. involvement in Indochina, going back to Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.
It’s the guy who cuts you off in traffic. The woman who just walks to the front of the line. No doubt about it, the world is full of, well...assholes. The self-assured, the snotty, the blowhards, and the all-around jerks are everywhere, whether its in our daily life or in the media.
For those of you who still have some summer vacation remaining, or for those of you who have a bit more free time now that the kids are finally returning to school this week, look no further than the Book Doctors for a few new reading recommendations.
With the success of his memoir Jarhead, author Anthony Swofford found fame and fortune. In the ensuing years he went through a lot of cash, women and drugs all the while striving to reconcile his relationship with his father.
Coming up on Central Standard Friday, join host Monroe Dodd for a history of the Show Me State rarely shown, including the chamber pot war of 1812, Long’s Dragon Boat, and wind wagon technology from 1846.
Flamboyant, confident, and controversial, Edith Bolling Wilson was not your traditional First Lady. After her husband, Woodrow Wilson, suffered a debilitating stroke in 1919, she took the reins of government and acted on behalf of her ailing spouse.
Everyone knows that the Nixon presidency might have ended very differently if it weren’t for “Deep Throat.” For years, the man behind the Watergate case remained a mystery until Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he was the infamous informant who helped to bring down a president.
On this Monday's Central Standard, author Stephanie Powell Watts shares a collection of short stories inspired by the uneducated and the the aspiring. Many of her characters are based on her own life or the lives of someone she's encountered.