Author and broadcaster Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, joins us to discuss a new book about his mother's life and death, the lessons she taught him, and the bond they shared.
Chaz Ebert and Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") join us to talk about "Life Itself," the new documentary on the life of film critic Roger Ebert.
Imagine waking up on a crowded train platform in a foreign country. You don’t know where you are or even WHO you are. That’s what happened to Chicago author David Stuart MacLean. His new book, The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia, chronicles how he has spent much of the past decade trying to piece together the fragments of what he remembers of his former life. He joins us with his story. Read an excerpt and view a slideshow.
Chicago radio legend John Records Landecker joins us to talk about writing his memoir, Records Truly is My Middle Name. Watch a web extra video from 1978 about Landecker, and the job of a disc jockey.
We revisit an inside look at one of Chicago’s most famous families. Ezekiel Emanuel, the eldest of the three brothers, talks about his new memoir: Brothers Emanuel. Read an excerpt and view a slideshow.
An inside look at one of Chicago’s most famous families. Ezekiel Emanuel, the eldest of the three brothers, joins us to talk about his new memoir: Brothers Emanuel.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz spoke to a packed crowd at the Union League Club of Chicago Monday afternoon to discuss their best-selling political memoir. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.