Bob Edwards Weekend
November 30-December 1, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Born Edward Kennedy Ellington in 1899, the young man who would become the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century acquired the name “Duke” because he had a “princely” manner of dress and attitude. Terry Teachout, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, traces Ellington’s complex life story and his music in the new biography Duke.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.
Ann Patchett is a best-selling novelist and the owner of an independent book store in Nashville. All she’s ever wanted to do with her life is get paid to write fiction, but early in her career, that wasn’t a recipe for financial stability. Instead, she wrote essays. Lots and lots of essays. They appeared in a range of publications from The Atlantic to Outside, and her new book, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, collects twenty-two of them. Taken together, the essays chronicle her path from a struggling young artist to a confident writer.
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