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Howard Stern On 'Fresh Air': Part 2

In the second half of our two-part interview, Stern talks about his 2017 cancer scare, his thoughts on retirement and his mother's depression. His new book is Howard Stern Comes Again.

20:59

Nick Hornby and 'A Long Way Down'

Nick Hornby talks about his most recent book, A Long Way Down, which is now out in paperback. Many of Hornby's novels have been made into films, including About a Boy and High Fidelity. He also writes "Stuff I've Been Reading," a column for The Believer magazine. This segment originally aired on June 15, 2005.

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Nick Hornby on His New Novel, 'A Long Way Down'

The latest novel from best-selling English author Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down, focuses on a group of suicidal people who accidentally meet atop a tall building — and how that meeting changes their fates. He also writes "Stuff I've Been Reading," a column for The Believer magazine. Many of Hornby's novels have been made into films, including About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch.

19:49

From the Archives: Writer Irene Vilar on Three Generations of Troubled Women.

First-time author, Irene Vilar. Her book "The Ladies' Gallery: A Memoir of Family Secrets" (Vintage) is now in paperback. This memoir chronicles three generations of self-destructive behavoir: in 1954, her grandmother was imprisoned for opening fire at the U.S. House of Representatives; in 1977, her mother lept to her death from a speeding car; and in 1988, she was committed to a psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide.

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Writer Irene Vilar on Three Generations of Troubled Women

Vilar's memoir "A Message from God in the Atomic Age" chronicles three generations of self-destructive behavior: in 1954, her grandmother was imprisoned for opening fire at the U.S. House of Representatives; in 1977, her mother leapt to her death from a speeding car; and in 1988, Vilar herself was committed to a psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide. Alternating between her notes from the psychiatric ward and the chronicling of the history of her family, Vilar tells of her own attempts to come to terms with her family history.

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