In this episode, meet the founder and president of the non-profit Donâ€™t Hide It, Flaunt It, Meg Zucker, author of Born Extraordinary, Semaforâ€™s business and finance editor Liz Hoffman, author of Crash Landing, and writer Ian Buruma, author of The Collaborators. Listen in to hear each authorâ€™s unique take on human stories through the lenses of parenting, the economy, and history.
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Meg Zucker was born with one finger on each hand, shortened forearms, and one toe on each misshapen foot, caused by a genetic condition called ectrodactyly. She would eventually pass this condition on to her two sons, and, along with her husband, raise them and their adopted daughter, who has her own invisible differences. Born Extraordinary helps parents of children with differences and disabilities to relinquish their instinctive anxieties, embrace their new normal, and ultimately find joy in watching their children thrive.
In Crash Landing, award-winning business journalist Liz Hoffman exposes the fear, grit, and gambles behind the pandemic economy, while probing its implications for the future of work, corporate leadership, and capitalism itself, asking: Will this remarkable time give rise to newfound resilience, or become just another costly mistake to be forgotten?
The Collaborators is Ian Burumaâ€™s spellbinding account of three near-mythic figuresâ€”a Dutch fixer, a Manchu princess, and Himmlerâ€™s masseurâ€”who may have been con artists and collaborators under Japanese and German rule, or true heroes, or something in between.
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