Books James Miller Books by James Miller James Miller has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about James Miller New In Paperback Examined Lives: A Chef, A Rapper, A Recluse, A Writer And More January 26, 2012 This week, an up-close look at the lives of Manhattan chef Gabrielle Hamilton, rapper Ice-T, novelist J.D. Salinger, best-selling author Stieg Larsson and his partner Eva Gabrielsson, and the great philosophers. German existentialist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is seen in an undated photo. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption toggle caption ASSOCIATED PRESS The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'Examined Lives': Spying On The Great Philosophers January 12, 2011 Professor James Miller's new book, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche, peers inside the personal lives of the world's great minds. Before Us Weekly and gossip blogs, the public was voraciously interested in philosophers' private lives.