Books by Ben Yagoda
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From St. Augustine's Confessions, to Frederick Douglass' journey from slave to abolitionist, to Sarah Palin's account of "going rogue," the experiences, triumphs and travails of others have enthralled readers for centuries. Journalist and author Ben Yagoda discusses his new book, Memoir: A History.
Ruth Westheimer was over 50 when she began her career advising in a very public way — on the most private of matters. For Dr. Ruth, now 78, the key to a happy life is healthy sex. Sexuality education, as she calls it, is serious stuff, but must be taught with some humor, she says.
Ben Yagoda is the author of When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It. It's a guide to writing that capitalizes on the lively advice of writers from Mark Twain (author of the title quote) to Stephen King.