Memoir http://nhpr.org en Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor <p></p><p></p><p>NHPR and The Music Hall present <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" target="_blank"><em>Writers on a New England Stage</em></a> with Supreme Court Justice <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx" target="_blank">Sonia Sotomayor</a>, recorded live at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/" target="_blank">The Music Hall</a> in Portsmouth. Justice Sotomayor sat down with Virginia Prescott to discuss her memoir, <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307594884" target="_blank"><em>My Beloved World</em>. </a>She's not permitted to comment on current cases, which gave Virginia plenty of time to discuss Justice Sotomayor's childhood in the Bronx, what it was like to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium and counseling a Sesame Street character, Abby Cadabby on possible career choices.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:45:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 43297 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Augusten Burroughs http://nhpr.org/post/augusten-burroughs <p>It's <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/04/23/augusten_burroughs_what_did_normal_people_do_when_they_stopped_drinking/">been ten years </a>since <strong><a href="http://www.augusten.com/">Augusten Burroughs</a>' </strong>memoir <em>Dry</em> was published. In that decade, the author of <em>Running With Scissors</em> has gotten married, stayed sober, and written a self-help book, <em>This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't, </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/This-How-Surviving-What-Think/dp/1250032105/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1367849163&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=augusten+burroughs">now out</a> in paperback.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:10:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26916 at http://nhpr.org Augusten Burroughs The Bloggess Pretends This Never Happened http://nhpr.org/post/bloggess-pretends-never-happened <p><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/lets-pretend-never-happened" target="_blank">Last year</a> we spoke to <strong><a href="http://thebloggess.com/" target="_blank">Jenny Lawson</a></strong> about her memoir <em>Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir</em>. Since then the book has enjoyed time on the NY Times best seller list and even garnered the number one spot in the first week it was out. Now that it’s out in <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781447223443" target="_blank">paperback</a> --once again on the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/paperback-nonfiction/list.html" target="_blank">NY Times best seller list</a>, in the number 7 slot--and Jenny is <a href="http://thebloggess.com/2013/03/18138/" target="_blank">touring the country</a> to promote it, we thought it would be a great time to revisit Virginia’s conversation with her from April of 2012.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:16:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 24788 at http://nhpr.org The Bloggess Pretends This Never Happened Who wrote The Book of Drugs? http://nhpr.org/post/who-wrote-book-drugs <p>Mike Doughty, that's who.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:43:35 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 3849 at http://nhpr.org Who wrote The Book of Drugs? Let's Pretend This Never Happened http://nhpr.org/post/lets-pretend-never-happened <p>Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggess) talks about her new memoir.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:13:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3203 at http://nhpr.org Let's Pretend This Never Happened A 'Favored Daughter' Fights For Afghan Women http://nhpr.org/post/favored-daughter-fights-afghan-women On the day she was born, Fawzia Koofi nearly died after being left outside in the unrelenting Afghan sun. But against all odds, Koofi survived and went on to become Afghanistan's first female deputy speaker of Parliament. Today, Koofi's name is floated in discussions about whether Afghanistan is ready for a first female president.<p>In her new memoir, <em>The Favored Daughter,</em> Koofi describes the hardship of being a woman in Afghanistan. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:58:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2054 at http://nhpr.org A 'Favored Daughter' Fights For Afghan Women