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Fresh Air for February 4, 2014

The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of having a child. iStockphoto hide caption

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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

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Borgen's heroine is Birgitte Nyborg, superbly played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Pilou Asbaek plays Don Draper-ish spin doctor Kasper Juul. MHz Networks hide caption

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'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better)

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Fresh Air for February 3, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. He was 46. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art

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Fresh Air for February 1, 2014

Ann Patchett is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. Her other books include Truth & Beauty, The Magician's Assistant and Run. Heidi Ross/Courtesy of Harper hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Ann Patchett, Ray Didinger And A Country Dilemma

Fresh Air Weekend: Ann Patchett, Ray Didinger And A Country Dilemma

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Fresh Air for January 31, 2014

Billie Jean King, seen here in 1977, learned to play tennis on the public courts near her Long Beach, Calif., home. Kathy Willens/AP/Press Association Images hide caption

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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

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Fresh Air for January 30, 2014