The Agony Column

Amy Cuddy: Presence; Litquake with Kevin Sessums & Jaimal Yogis; Ron Lieber: The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, More; Tracy Chevalier: At the edge of the orchard.



Tonight on the Agony Column Literary Magazine, we’ll hear from TED talk sensation Amy Cuddy about her book Presence: Bringing your Boldest self to your biggest challenges.

We’ll also hear an excerpt from a Litquake conversation with Kevin Sessums and Jaimal Yogis about writing memoirs from the male perspective. Kevin Sessums is the author of Mississippi Sissy, which won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award and a memoir, I Left It on the Mountain. Jaimal Yogis is the author of Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea, and The Fear Project.

We’ll hear a short interview with Ron Lieber about his book The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.

And we’ll hear an interview with Tracy Chevalier about her new novel At the edge of the orchard.  She’s the author of the novel Girl with a pearl earring.

James S. Gordon, MD: Unstuck; Jojo Moyes: Me Before You; Annie Jacobsen: the Pentagon’s Brain




Tonight on the Agony Column Literary Magazine, we go in-depth with James S. Gordon.  He served as the first Chairman of the Program Advisory Council to the NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine and as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. He’s the author of the book Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression.

And we’ll hear from Jojo Moyes, as she and I discuss her novel of romance and the ethics of end-of-life choice, Me, Before You, currently America’s number one best-selling paperback.

And, we’ll hear from Annie Jacobsen about her book the Pentagon’s Brain.

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Julie Holland, MD; Moody Bitches ; David J. Linden: Touch; M. O. Walsh: My Sunshine Away




Tonight on the Agony Column Literary Magazine, we’ll go in-depth with Dr. Julie Holland MD, a psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and the author of Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.

We’ll hear a new feature with a brief look at upcoming books Worth Your Valuable Reading Time.

We’ll go in-depth David Linden about his book Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind.

And finally, a short interview with M. O. Walsh about his debut novel of crime and consequences My Sunshine Away.




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