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Monday, May 19, 2008

Where you choose to live is as important as choosing a spouse or a career, says Richard Florida. Also: Irish novelist Anne Enright. Philip Gourevitch on how American soldiers became both instruments and victims of injustice at Abu Ghraib. And a former lawyer talks about her struggles with bipolar disorder.

On Wednesday, May 21, word maven Patricia T. O'Conner joins us to talk about the differences between American and British English. Tell us your favorite Americanisms vs. Britishisms!

Guests:

Anne Enright, Richard Florida and Philip Gourevitch

Where You Live is Really, Really Important

Richard Florida says that choosing where to live can be even more important than choosing a spouse or a career. Florida’s new book is Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life.

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Irish Novelist Anne Enright

Irish novelist Anne Enright's Booker Prize-winning latest, The Gathering, follows a middle-aged woman as she uncovers her Irish Catholic family's complicated history and some sad secrets.

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Abu Ghraib: Standard Operating Procedure

Many American soldiers sent to Iraq as liberators soon were assigned to guard prisoners in Saddam Hussein’s old dungeons. Philip Gourevitch and filmmaker Errol Morris have collaborated on Standard Operating Procedure, a new book about the infamous Abu Ghraib photos of prisoner abuse, and how regular American soldiers became ...

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Life with Bipolar Disorder

Former L.A. entertainment lawyer Terri Cheney writes about her struggles with bipolar disorder, from her darkest periods of depression to giddy exuberance. Her new memoir is Manic.

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