This is the Author Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ryan North, Bradley Tusk
This is the Author | Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ryan North, and Bradley Tusk

In this episode of This is the Author meet Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-author of Accessory to War, Ryan North, author of How to Invent Everything, and Bradley Tusk, author of The Fixer. Go from space exploration to start-ups, as each of these authors explores the surprising intersection of seemingly-unrelated things: science and military power, history and science, and politics with tech, and business. Plus, hear one author’s plan to gain an invite to Patrick Stewart’s birthday party.

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This is the Author Jonathan Haidt, former Scientologist Michelle LeClaire, and pastor Carey Nieuwof
This is the Author | Carey Nieuwhof, Michelle LeClaire, and Jonathan Haidt

In this episode of This is the Author meet Jonathan Haidt, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind, Michelle LeClaire, author of Perfectly Clear, and Carey Nieuwhof, author of Didn’t See It Coming. Hear the passion behind each author’s personal journey to the mic and what inspired them; be inspired by the strength and self-love required to escape from a cult; and learn what it takes to be a good leader. Plus, find out which author had trouble pronouncing ramen noodles!

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Khalida Brohi, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Kevin Young This is the Author
This is the Author | Khalida Brohi, Kevin Young, and Jeanne Marie Laskas

In this episode of This is the Author meet Khalida Brohi, author of I Should Have Honor, Kevin Young, author of Brown, and Jeanne Marie Laskas, author of To Obama. You’ll hear about stories from all over the world from the “voiceless” women in Pakistan, to the voices of one’s childhood, to the heartfelt letters of everyday Americans. Plus, learn why poetry, like song, is meant to be shared out loud.

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This is the Author Bryan Stevenson Torrey Moldanado Heather Won Tesoriero
This is the Author | Bryan Stevenson, Torrey Maldonado, and Heather Won Tesoriero

In this episode of This is the Author meet Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, Torrey Maldonado, author of Tight, and Heather Won Tesoriero, author of The Class. Hear how these authors are redefining what it means to be a superhero– whether it’s by standing up for America’s youth in underrepresented communities, writing stories that speak to the superhero in all young people, or introducing us to a superhero science teacher and his awe-inspiring students. Plus, discover how one author would use a time machine to find one of his dream narrators.

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This is the Author | Nathalie Molina Niño, Chris Bailey, and Steve Hilton

In this episode of This is the Author meet CEO Nathalie Molina Niño, writer Chris Bailey, and journalist and “The Next Revolution” host Steve Hilton. Hear why a practical business book for women was needed, what to do when you’re distracted, and how to tackle big politics. You’ll find that even experts in their field still have things to learn. Hint: the recording process is not as easy as it seems!

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This is the Author Sharon Saline, KJ Dell’Antonia, and Maxie McCoy
This is the Author | Sharon Saline, KJ Dell’Antonia, and Maxie McCoy

In this episode of This is the Author meet psychotherapist Dr. Sharon Saline, writer KJ Dell’Antonia, and writer and host Maxie McCoy. You’ll discover ways to better communicate with your children, with your peers, and develop pathways in which you can trust in yourself to make decisions that make you a happier person. Plus, find out how one short little word gave one author such trouble as she read it out loud!

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Authors Share Their Library Memories

Ask any writer or avid reader for their thoughts on libraries, and they’ll tell you that libraries are treasure troves of free information that enrich communities and encourage all visitors. Read more

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This is the Author | Joey Coleman

“The origin of this book came from a speech that I gave a few years ago about the importance of the first 100 days of the customer relationship. At the time, to be frank, I wasn’t sure whether it was a good idea or not. But I was asked to give a speech at an event where there was a contest, and the audience would vote on their favorite speech, and the winner would win a $10,000 prize that was a donation to the charity of their choice. Well, thankfully, the audience voted for my speech. And in that moment, I knew that there might be some legs under this idea.”

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This Is The Author | Daniel H. Pink

“I wrote this book because I wanted to read it. A couple of years ago I realized I was making all kinds of “When” decisions in my life. Everything from “when” to exercise during the day to “when” to do certain kinds of work, to “when” to abandon a project. And I realized I was making those decisions in a pretty haphazard way.”

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