To the Best of Our Knowledge: Teen Angst

  • by Jim Fleming
  • 0 hrs and 52 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

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Next, Frank Warren is the founder of the blog PostSecret and author of the companion books A Lifetime of Secrets and My Secret. He tells Anne Strainchamps how the blog works, and that he treasures the postcards he receives. We also hear a montage of sample postcards.
Then, Rebecca Walker is the daughter of celebrated novelist Alice Walker and a white Jewish father. Rebecca is the author of memoirs called Baby Love and Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of A Changing Self. She talks with Steve Paulson about her unconventional upbringing and how having a child of her own changed her feelings about it.
After that, Eugene Mirman is an indie comic and the author of an outlandish self-help send-up called The Will to Whatevs. He tells Jim Fleming that school was horrible for him and gave rise to his nerd humor.
And finally, Laura Miller is a literary critic at Salon dot com and the author of The Magician's Book. She tells Anne Strainchamps why she thinks Stephanie Meyers' "Twilight" books are such a phenomenal success with young women, even though the lead female character is so lacking in gifts or accomplishments. [Broadcast Date: October 13, 2010]

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2010
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)