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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barbara Ehrenreich explains why there’s a negative side of what she calls "relentless positive thinking." Then, Jonathan Lethem turns from Brooklyn to Manhattan for his latest novel, Chronic City. And second grade teacher Jennifer Scoggin (aka Mrs. Mimi) tells what it’s like to spend her days with 7 year olds for a living. Plus those Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell, tackle your home repair questions, one by one!

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Barbara Ehrenreich talks about why she thinks America’s love affair with positive thinking has a negative side. Her new book Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America traces the origins of our sunny outlook and looks at how relentless positive thinking has led to an ...

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Chronic City

Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude, discusses his new novel, Chronic City, a story about Manhattanites wrapped in their own world.

Events: Jonathan Lethem will be reading and answering questions with Colson Whitehead, as part of the New Yorker Festival
Friday, October 16, ...

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It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages

Jennifer Scoggin, known as Mrs. Mimi, talks about her experiences as a second grade teacher. Her book It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages: My Adventures in Second Grade, is based on her popular blog.

Event: Jennifer Scoggin will be reading and signing books
Friday, October 16, at 7:00 ...

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The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors website.

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