My guest today is Ron Fournier, who has written a book that is now out in paperback called "Loved That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About Parent's Expectations. He is a well-known writer, presidential journalist, and this book is a bit of a departure directly related to accepting his son's autism diagnosis.
Ron Fournier is Publisher and editor of Crain's Detroit Business, formerly the Senior Political Columnist for National Journal. He began his family and career in Arkansas, covering then Governor Bill Clinton before moving to Washington in 1993, where he covered politics and the presidency during the administrations of Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Fournier is a four-time winner of the prestigious White House Correspondents' Association Merriman Smith Memorial Award.
On this edition of "Is This Normal," we field a question from a happily married man who says, despite his unwavering love for his wife, he occasionally wants to sleep in a different bed. To help me answer this question today is Jo Piazza, the author of "How To Be Married." Our answers may surprise you!
My guest today is Jo Piazza, author of the new book "How To Be Married." She's an award-winning journalist who has written non-fiction, fiction, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Magazine. "How To Be Married" took Jo years to write, and is extremely relevant to today. You can learn more about her at http://www.jopiazza.com/
Author David Leite is back with me for this edition of "Is This Normal?," to help me field an email from a mother who is concerned about her child's over anxious behaviors. Leite himself was diagnosed bipolar and suffered from severe anxiety as a child.
Leite is the founder of the James Beard award-winning website Leite's Culinaria, and he's the author of the cookbook "The New Portuguese Table." His new book, "Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression."
My guest today is David Leite, the founder of the James Beard award-winning website Leite's Culinaria, and he's the author of the cookbook "The New Portuguese Table." He often contributes to NPR's "The Splendid Table." His new book, "Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression," due out April 11th. On this inspirational conversation, David shares his struggles with fear, a self-diagnosing himself with bipolar disorder, and his ability to thrive in the face of such setbacks.