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This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Ashton Applewhite author of This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks
myth after myth about late life.

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Talkers Magazine
Michael Harrison has served as the editor and publisher of TALKERS, the leading trade publication in the American talk media industry for the past 30 years.
Hippie Inc

“Hippie, Inc.:The Misunderstood Subculture that Changed the Way We Live and Generated Billions of Dollars in the Process

Carole talks to Michael Klassen about his book Hippie Inc – The Misunderstood Subculture that Changed the Way We Live and Generated Billions of Dollars in the Process Hardcover.   Hippie, Inc.: has been nominated for the National Book Award in non-fiction. The book documents a seven-year investigation of the commercial impact of the Haight-Ashbury hippie movement on U.S. business. Dozens of interviews with the women and men who were present before and at the very beginning of one of the...

The Geography Of Genius A Search For The World’s Most Creative Places From Ancient Athens To Silicon Valley

When Eric Weiner sat down to write his new book he had to tackle a big question first: How do you define genius
Weiner traveled all over the world — to Greece, Italy, Scotland and Silicon Valley — to investigate how genius takes root and grows. His book The Geography of Genius is an exploration of how great thinkers are affected by the places and times in which they live.
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The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women

  The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women     It was a traumatic occasion when Rosemary, the third child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, was born in 1918. A nurse allegedly pushed her back into the birth canal and forcibly held Rose’s knees together for two hours while waiting for a doctor to arrive. She may have been deprived of oxygen, which resulted in her being slower and more uncoordinated than her eight athletic siblings. Rosemary grew up to be...

Beethoven in Love: Opus 139 with Award-winning Writer, Howard Jay Smith

Howard Jay Smith is an award-winning writer from Ojai, California. Beethoven in Love; Opus 139 is his third book. He taught for many years in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and has lectured nationally. His articles and photographs have appeared in the Washington Post, the VCEDA News, the Journal of the Writers Guild of America, the Ojai Quarterly, and numerous trade publications. While an executive at ABC Television, Embassy TV, and Academy Home Entertainment, he worked on numerous...

Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman: Harlow Giles Unger:

Henry Clay: America’s Greatest Statesman

In a critical and little-known chapter of early American history, author Harlow Giles Unger tells how a fearless young Kentucky lawyer threw open the doors of Congress during the nation’s formative years and prevented dissolution of the infant American republic.
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Chronic pain affects 1 in 3 Americans

How prevalent is chronic pain in America?

Dr. Lynn R. Webster The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us. What is difference between pain and chronic pain and how prevalent is chronic pain in America?  Chronic pain affects 1 in 3 Americans and exerts more than a $600-billion drain on the economy annually. It is the largest invisible epidemic in the land. Having treated thousands of patients with chronic pain-often when they were at their most vulnerable-Lynn R. Webster, M.D., continues to...

The Internet Apocalypse: The world without internet… How would you survive?

Peter Sacco – A fun book which explores what the world would be like without Internet technology should the earth get attacked with solar flares or meteors. It is a survival guide of sorts pointing out that we wouldn’t be that worse off, possibly better especially when you consider online addictions to pornography, infidelity, social media bullying, gambling, poor communication skills, excessive spending, etc. Dr. Lynn R. Webster The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like...

Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality

Sunrises and Sunsets is more than a book: it is a comprehensive, delightful, user-friendly life-long planning guide, a workbook, and a beautiful way to leave a written legacy for those left behind after your Final Sunset! Through an enjoyable step-by-step process, you will not only get your affairs in order, but you will also remove unnecessary burdens from those you love… and have FUN in the process! This is truly a wonderful gift for people of all ages―for YOU and for those you LOVE! Dr...

Erica Miller was only seven years old when the Nazis forced her and her family into a holding camp

Probiotics-the friendly bacteria that reside in your gastrointestinal tract-are your body’s first line of defense against the potentially harmful microorganisms you inhale or ingest. In Probiotics, Natasha Trenev explains the importance of these bacteria in achieving and maintaining good health. Included is an A-to-Z list of illnesses and disorders that can be prevented or corrected with proper probiotic supplementation. Thanks for My Journey: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Living...

Candidly reflects on the right choices that empowered her, the wrong choices that enlightened her, and her experience caring for an aging parent.

Swoosie Kurtz is a multiple Tony, Emmy, Obie and Drama Desk Award winner and a Broadway icon whose work includes big screen blockbusters like Liar, Liar, The World According To Garp and Dangerous Liaisons. In a wise, warmhearted memoir that celebrates her extraordinary life and stellar career, Swoosie Kurtz shares just the right combination of personal misadventure and showbiz lore, candidly reflecting on the right choices that empowered her, the wrong choices that enlightened her, and the...

ROB DUNN

“The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery”

 Barbara Fleisher is a retired professor of education. She will talk about her new book The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life. (Rowman & Littlefield) For more information, visit www.TheNewSeniorWoman.com. Rob Dunn Lab is associate professor of Ecology and Evolution in the department of biological sciences at North Carolina State University. He will talk about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery. (Little, Brown...

a day without pain

Is there reason for optimism in treating patients with co-occurring diagnoses?

Dr. Mel Pohl  is a board-certified family physician who specializes in treating chronic pain and co-occurring addiction. He is also the medical director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center. He will talk about his new book, The Pain Antidote: The Proven Program to help You Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers-and Reclaim Your Life. (DaCapo/Lifelong Books) For more information, visit www.ThePainAntidoteBook.com. Dr. Steven Lamm with Carole Marks He is a practicing...

sugar Crush

Sugar Crush: How to Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, and Reclaim Good Health

Patricia Morrisroe with Carole Marks She is a journalist and author of the critically acclaimed Mapplethorpe: A Biography. She will talk about her memoir 9 ½ Narrow: My Life in Shoes. (Gotham Books) Dr. Richard Jacoby with Carole Marks He is a leading peripheral nerve surgeon and author of Sugar Crush: How to Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, and Reclaim Good Health. (HarperWave) For more information, visit www.SugarCrushTheBook.com. Emily Nagoski Ph.D. She is wellness education...

elders

How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood?

One of many thoughts by Dr. Bill Thomas regarding the value of elders in our society. (quoted from Second Wind) Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life Dr. Bill Thomas is a Harvard educated physician and author of the book, Second Wind: Navigating the Passage To a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life. (Simon & Schuster) He is traveling around the country bringing new energy and vitality into late adulthood and beyond. Go to www.DrBillThomas.com...

Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement as a condition of insurance coverage?

Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement as a condition of insurance coverage?

Vicki Lawrence She is an Emmy Award-winning actress and comedienne who is most known for the many characters she originated on “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Mama’s Family.” She will talk about Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives with no known cause. Go to www.CIUandYOU.com for more information. George Hodgeman with Carole Marks He is a veteran magazine and book editor who has worked at Simon & Schuster, Vanity Fair, and Talk magazine. He will talk about his new book...

A Love Story of a Husband for His Wife by 94-year-old author John Gurley

A Love Story of a Husband for His Wife by 94-year-old author John Gurley

John Gurley with Carole Marks This is a true story of how John felt and reacted to the decline of his wife, Yvette, into the quicksands of dementia. The story relates how he, Carmen (the companion to Yvette), and others struggled, sometimes against “wise counsel” to prevent Yvette from sliding downhill, mentally and physically. Their love for Yvette gave them the incentive and the energy to fight against the odds and to achieve some positive results. Really, though, this is a love story of a...

Transplant Expert Dispels Organ Donation Misconceptions

Transplant Expert Dispels Organ Donation Misconceptions

Donny Most with Carole Marks He is best known for his role as Ralph Malph on the TV series Happy Days. He’s returning to New York on July 7th at the Iridium as part of his continued and growing national tour called “Donny Most Sings and Swings.” For more information, visit www.DonMost.net. Jen Lancaster with Carole Marks She is a New York Times best-selling author and will talk about her latest memoir, I Regret Nothing: A Memoir. (NAL) Dr. Brooks Edwards He is a transplant cardiologist and the...

A Touch of Grey