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Life with Steve Jobs; the Criminal Life and Capture of Whitey Bulger

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chrisann Brennan talks about her relationship with Steve Jobs, which began in high school and continued after they had a child together. Donald Fagen, of the duo Steely Dan, discusses his music and new memoir. Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss the astonishing criminal career of and epic manhunt for the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

Chrisann Brennan on Her Life with Steve Jobs

Chrisann Brennan talks about her relationship with Steve Jobs, which began in high school. She describes Jobs’s ascent and the toll it took on her as his girlfriend, co-parent, friend, and object of his cruelty. The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs is about her life with Jobs, an idealistic young man who was driven to change the world, about a young father who denied his own child, and a man who she says mistook power for love.

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Donald Fagen, Eminent Hipster

Musician and songwriter Donald Fagen discusses his musical career in Steely Dan and as a solo artist and recounts the cultural figures that shaped him. In his memoir, Eminent Hipsters, he writes of escaping Cold War-era suburban life by reading science fiction and going  into New York City to hear jazz. He recounts his college days, his time in Steely Dan, and offers a cranky account of the ups and downs of a recent cross-country tour he made with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.

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Bringing Whitey Bulger to Justice

Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss the astonishing criminal career of and epic manhunt for the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice is based on exclusive access and previously undisclosed documents, and it provides a full portrait of this legendary criminal figure—from his upbringing to his crimes to his dramatic capture in Santa Monica in June 2011,  to his trial this year.

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