Bob Edwards Weekend, July 13-14, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for The Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to share his reading list for the summer.
Military journalist and author Stephen Harding has uncovered an unlikely but true story from World War II. During the last few days of fighting in Europe, a few German officers and soldiers joined forces with American troops to protect a group of French prisoners being held by the Nazis. Harding’s book is titled The Last Battle.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.
Two-time Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel may seem like an overnight success to her recently acquired fans on this side of the Atlantic, but she’s been a working novelist for over 25 years. Bob talks with Mantel about her career and the success she’s found by telling the story of Henry VIII’s England in Wolf Hall and her latest Bring Up the Bodies.
Last August, Tig Notaro began her stand-up comedy set with this line: “Good evening! Hello. I have cancer! How are you?” What came next “was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw,” wrote Louis C.K., who then posted the set on his website and brought immediate fame to comedy’s now it-girl. Notaro turned a string of horrors – cancer, double mastectomy, death of her mother, bad break-up – into a gut-wrenching but still very funny comedy routine. It’s now being released on a cd, “Live,” for the first time this summer.
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