Biography & Autobiography: From Chet Baker to Jonathan Ames

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Monday, July 29, 2002

Chet Baker was known as "the James Dean" of jazz because of his good looks, his talent, and his personal torment. Now a new biography tells his life story. And financial advisor Nancy Dunnan takes listeners' questions about investing in a down market. Plus, Brooklyn's own Jonathan Ames discusses a new collection of his fiction and essays.

Nancy Dunnan

Financial advisor Nancy Dunnan makes a living writing about personal finance. Now she talks about investing in the bear market, and answers listeners' questions.
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James Gavin

Biographer James Gavin brings to life the heartbreaking story of legendary jazz trumpet player and vocalist, Chet Baker, whose downward spiral of drug addiction led him to become known as "the James Dean of jazz." He discusses his new biography, Deep in a Dream.
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Jonathan Ames

Brooklyn's own Jonathan Ames discusses My Less Than Secret Life, a collection of his cult-favorite fiction and essays. Visit the author's official site for excerpts of his writing and plenty more.


Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold shares her stunning debut novel, The Lovely Bones.


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