Dr. Temple Grandin is a college professor, scientist, inventor, activist, best-selling author - and a person with autism. In her newest book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, Grandin incorporates her own experiences with cutting-edge science and innovative theory, and advocates for embracing and educating children anywhere on the autism spectrum.
Marisa Silver first made waves as a filmmaker, winning a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. In the last decade she’s transitioned to writing - earning acclaim for her short stories and novels. Today, we over hear a part of Marisa’s new novel Mary Coin a fictional re-imagining of the iconic “Migrant Mother” photo.
Paul Theroux knows his way around the world. In masterful travel books, he transports readers to far-flung places with vivid prose. His new novel, The Lower River, recounts a man's ill-fated return to Malawi long after he first experienced the place as a Peace Corps volunteer. (Paul himself served there in the 60s.) He tells us about a one-time escape from Africa, then addresses listener questions about travel secrets...and epizeuxsis