Last night, 60 Minutes profiled Justice Clarence Thomas, whose autobiography My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir (HarperCollins, $26.95; HarperAudio unabridged CD, $39.95) is just out today. Today, he appeared on Good Morning America; tonight, Tavis Smiley will discuss the book with National Urban League head Marc Morial and professors Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Farah Griffin.
Authors on this morning’s Today show:
Presidential daughter Jenna Bush shared Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope (HarperCollins, $18.99; HarperChildrensAudio abridged CD, $21.95).
Talk show host Chris Matthews, author of Life's A Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success (Random House, $24.95; RH Audio abridged CD, $29.95), which pubs tomorrow. He also appeared on The View.
Diane Rehm interviewed sociologist Katherine Newman, co-author of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Beacon Press, $24.95), which PW’s review deemed a “compassionate and clear-eyed analysis… contribute significantly to the dialogue on America's widening inequities.”
On The Bob Edwards Show, Kristin Layng Szakos and Joe Szakos discussed their book We Make Change: Community Organizers Talk About What They Do--and Why (Vanderbilt Univ. Press, $27.95).
Robert Draper visited The Brian Lehrer Show with Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush (Free Press, $28).
Tonight, The Colbert Report hosts Pulitzer winner Charlie Savage, whose book is Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy (Little, Brown, $25.99). PW found “This incisive analysis of congressional and judicial efforts to check the administration's power grabs adds up to a searing indictment.”
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