July 28, 2009

Rock Roadie by James "Tappy" Wright

Was Jimi Hendrix murdered? Rock Super-roadie Tappy Wright says he once heard the admission of guilt, directly from Jimi’s former manager, and he’s spilling it all in his new book. Caveat: they’re still working on the publishing righs in America, but the book should be out this fall. And you should visit http://www.rockroadie.net to learn more. Fascinating stuff.

Hear or download our conversation with Tappy this morning HERE.

July 17, 2009

The Lexicon by Steve Vander Ark

Outside of JK Rowling herself, you'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger expert in the field of Harry Potter thatn Mr. Vander Ark. His book is an exceptional glossary of terms for the newcomer, and a rich vein of trivia for the seasoned fan.
Check out his site/credentials here.

June 29, 2009

"Just When You Thought It Was Safe: A Jaws Companion" by Pat Jankiewicz

Our thanks to Pat for general awesomeness and being our special guest this morning.
If you love the movie (and made fun of the other three), you HAVE TO read this book. Or the shark will come to you in your dreams and bite off something important...
Hear the interview below (audio vanishes in one month)

June 23, 2009

American Passage: The History Of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato

This is a GREAT study of what is to be an American. It's the story of how Ellis Island has been the ladle of the melting pot that is the USA, how this gateway for immigration has a much deeper history than most of us are aware of.

Check out his website: Vincent Cannato Dot Com

June 3, 2009

"The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us" by Patti Davis (Patti Ann Reagan)

Patti Davis has written a 7th book, an interesting look at the relationships famous women have with their mothers.
In The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us, she collects stories from her own life, as well as contributions from accomplished women like Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Cokie Roberts, Julianna Margulies, Mariel Hemmingway, Anne Rice and others.
Learn more at http://hayhouse.com

Poisoned Heart by Vera Ramone King

Vera Ramone King, the ex-wife of the late Dee Dee Ramone, was our very special guest this morning. Her new memoir is in stores now, and if you consider yourself a rock & roll fan...you need to be reading it soon.

Download our conversation here (the file was too big to post, it was a nice long chat...)

June 2, 2009

"Facing Tyson" by Ted Kluck

Learn more at Ted's website, http://tedkluck.com.

He's written a number of great books, and we'll be checking in with him again.

May 27, 2009

"Retaliation" by Yasmin Shiraz

An incredible look at the violent side of being an inner-city teenage girl.

May 18, 2009

Heart Of The Game by S.L. Price of Sports Illustrated

Talking with Scott was an exercise in hearing someone who loves the game of baseball, and can provide a fresh appreciation of how dangerous it can be. He relays this tragic story with an amazing dignity, and just being only a few pages in (I got the book late) I can tell you it looks like it's gonna be quite a ride, like when Thome hits one on the sweet spot from a rookie pitcher young enough to be his kid. Hearbreaking and uplifting, a fine testament to an American institution. http://www.eccobooks.com

Update (June 11th) - nearly done with the book, and it's incredible. Anyone who wants to really get a feel for what life in the Minors is like for these guys and their families, should read it. For that matter...anyone who loves baseball should read it.

Angels & Demons: The Illustrated Movie Companion

  • Highly recommended that you seek this out if your a fan of either:

(A) The movie/book series from DaVinci Code, which I'm not

(B) Really cool examples of creative set design (which I am), or

(C) Tom Hanks not wearing the mullet from the first movie (which he's not).

And the story looks kinda bizarre, too. Our thanks to Newmarket for sending us the books to give away!

May 12, 2009

Jillian Michaels on the show this morning!

Our thanks to Jillian from The Biggest Loser for joining us on the show today to talk about her new book, Master Your Metabolism.
Learn more at her website

April 21, 2009

"Eye Of My Heart", edited by Barbara Graham

A very interesting collection of stories on the changing role of Grandmothers
Click the book to learn more

April 9, 2009

The Blueprint For My Girls In Love by Yasmin Shiraz

Yasmin was a great guest, and her book is an excellent resource for parents of teenagers. Learn more at her website, yasminshiraz.com

April 8, 2009

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

This is the April Book of the Month for Tommie & Craig's Book Club, on sale now at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.

It's a quick read and a great story about how Steve Martin broke into the entertainment business.

Go get it, and join us for the discussion on Wednesday the 29th at 7pm...find out more at WAOR.COM or click the logo below!

Author Naura Hayden

Learn more about Naura's book at http://www.naura.com

March 27, 2009

"Throwing Sheep In The Boardroom"

One of the authors, Matt Fraser, was on our show live from Paris this morning talking about Social Networking Media, specifically Twitter. Learn more about the book at http://throwingsheep.com

Hear the audio at our website on the usPod on the right-hand column.

March 26, 2009

Friday Giveaway: The Art of Monsters vs. Aliens

The movie looks like it's going to be a lot of fun...possibly the best one since The Incredibles.

The forward for this book was written by Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A., the host of The Colbert Report and voice of President Hathaway in the movie. And we're giving a copy away Friday morning:

Friday morning, around 7:30, while you're getting the kids ready for school...the 9TH CALLER WHO HAS A CHILD IN THE ROOM WITH THEM has the chance to win the book. We need that child to make THEIR BEST POSSIBLE MONSTER NOISE on the air so they can win. This is one for the kids, so no grown-ups allowed!

Remy Stern, "But Wait, There's More"

Remy Stern's book will raise your bile, sure...but also hopefully your awareness of what's going on when the pitchmen/women/critters speak to you through the TV. Good stuff. Click the pic to learn more...

March 25, 2009

Bill German, "Under Their Thumb"

Our thanks to Bill German for joining us Wednesday morning. Bill lived something akin to the story we saw in Almost Famous...but with The Rolling Stones. His book is a masterpiece, and you can't help but turn page after page on it. Find out more at http://www.billgerman.com.

March 20, 2009