AOT #519: Colten Moore Podcasts Catching the Sky

March 14, 2016 by  
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Colten MooreCatching the Sky

X-Games champion snowmobile racer Colten Moore reads from and discusses his memoir Catching the Sky, a transcendent story about risk and the pursuit of happiness, family, and the bond between brothers. In this vivid, page-turning narrative, Moore offers a profound and deeply moving perspective on his life and that of his brother, the late Caleb Moore. Catching the Sky is a clear-eyed look at extreme sports, what drives people to take wild chances, and how one man, Colten, couldn’t stop even after the worst possible outcome.

($26.00) Atria ISBN # 9781501117244. You can visit Colton Moore‘s official web site as well.

AOT #518: Greg Jobin-Leeds Podcasts When We Fight, We Win

March 7, 2016 by  
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Greg Jobin-LeedsGeezer Dad

Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds discusses the new collection When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World. Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage – these are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes – and what hinders – transformative social change.

($17.95) New Press ISBN # 9781620970935. You can visit Greg Jobin-Leeds‘s official web site as well.

AOT #517: Tom LaMarr Podcasts Geezer Dad

February 29, 2016 by  
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Tom LaMarrGeezer Dad

Colorado writer Tom LaMarr, author of the novels October Revolution and Hallelujah City, reads from and discusses his memoir Geezer Dad. The median age for starting a family has climbed, and Tom LaMarr is the reason. The Geezer Dad author was nearly 48 when he met his daughter, which makes him even older now. The story of one man’s transformation from career-minded guy who wasn’t completely sure he wanted children to age-impaired dad pulling out reading glasses in the supermarket’s baby aisle, Geezer Dad will resonate with older first-time parents and parents-to-be, as well as those still contemplating the journey.

($16.99) Marcinson Press ISBN # 9780996720700. You can visit Tom LaMarr‘s official web site as well.

AOT #516: Stewart O’Nan Podcasts West of Sunset

February 22, 2016 by  
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Stewart O’NanWest of Sunset

Stewart O’Nan‘s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, Emily, Alone, and The Odds, which was hailed by The Boston Globe as a gorgeous fable, a stunning meditation and a hope-filled Valentine. O’Nan reads from and discusses the new paperback edition of his bestselling novel West of Sunset, his graceful, subtle, and and haunting novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood.

($16.00) Penguin ISBN # 9780143128243. You can visit Stewart O’Nan‘s official web site as well.

AOT #515: Amy Cuddy Podcasts Presence

February 16, 2016 by  
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Amy CuddyPresence

Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School who studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, and more. Cuddy has been named a Game Changer by Time, one of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World by Business Insider, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and her 2012 TED Talk is the second most-viewed talk in TED’s history. Cuddy discusses her bestselling new book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.

($28.00) Little, Brown ISBN # 9780316256575. You can visit Amy Cuddy‘s official web site as well.

AOT #514: Juan Thompson Podcasts Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

February 8, 2016 by  
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Juan ThompsonStories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

Denver author Juan Thompson, who grew up in Woody Creek, Colorado with his father, Hunter S. Thompson, reads from and discusses his new memoir Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson.

“A tender but tough tale of growing up as the son of the fearsome, charismatic and unrestrained writer, Hunter S. Thompson. At the peak of his career, Hunter was a terrifying and neglectful parent, wreaking all kinds of damage on his family, but as his talent waned he learned to be a dutiful father, and doting grandparent. All of this is observed acutely in painful and loving detail, in a book that will be seen as an essential piece of the Thompson history and also in its own right as a classic memoir of growing up weird.” – Jann Wenner, co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone

($26.95) Knopf ISBN # 9780307265357. You can visit Juan Thompson‘s official web site as well.

AOT #513: Chris Bohjalian Podcasts The Guest Room

February 2, 2016 by  
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Chris BohjalianThe Guest Room

Chris Bohjalian, the New York Times bestselling author whose books include Midwives (an Oprah Book Club pick), and The Sandcastle Girls, reads from and discusses his new novel The Guest Room. “A good man’s momentary moral lapse plunges his happy, prosperous life into a nightmare of murderous gangsters and remorseless sex traffickers. Bohjalian’s deftness as a storyteller is on full display here, as he couples the urgency of a compulsively readable crime thriller with a quiet meditation on the meaning of family and relationships; the painstaking, quotidian, essential business of how we win love, and how swiftly we can lose it.” – Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author of March

($25.95) Doubleday ISBN # 9780385538893. You can visit Chris Bohjalian‘s official web site as well.

AOT #512: Adam Makos Podcasts Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

January 25, 2016 by  
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Adam MakosDevotion

Adam Makos discusses his new book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, an unforgettable tale of courage from America’s forgotten war in Korea. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom Hudner passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse Brown became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32, and when one of the duo was shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faced an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission.

($28.00) Ballantine Books ISBN # 9780804176583. You can visit Adam Makos‘s official web site as well.

AOT #511: Michel Roy Podcasts Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else

January 18, 2016 by  
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Michel RoyPatrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else

Michel Roy, the father of hockey legend and Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy, discusses his new book Patrick Roy: Winning. Nothing Else. An incredible hockey talent who was instrumental in changing the very art of goaltending, Patrick Roy’s success was driven as much by determination and perseverance as by talent. Patrick Roy: Winning. Nothing Else brings to life Roy’s phenomenal career and unmasks his more mysterious personal side – taking us behind the scenes and into the family life of one of the greatest goaltenders of all time.

($18.95) Triumph Books ISBN # 9781629371658.

AOT #510: Graham Hancock Podcasts Magicians of the Gods

January 11, 2016 by  
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Graham HancockMagicians of the Gods

Graham Hancock‘s multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods is an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth’s lost civilization. Hancock discusses Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization, his sequel to his seminal work, filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light.

($27.99) Thomas Dunne Books ISBN # 9781250045928. You can visit Graham Hancock‘s official web site as well.

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