Podcasts (Nonfiction)

Roni Beth Tower
October 17, 2016

Former Westporter Roni Beth Tower spoke about her memoir, Miracle at Midlife, with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weeklycontributing editor at the Westport Library on October 17, 2016. 

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Sybil Steinberg
June 3, 2016

Westporter Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly, returned with her ever-popular talk on the best new reads on June 3, 2016.

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The Rising
November 12, 2015

Award-winning journalist Ryan D’Agostino tells the astonishing story of Dr. William Petit's recovery in the face of traumatic loss in The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town on November 12, 2015.  

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Sybil Steinberg
October 10, 2014

Westporter Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly, returned with her ever-popular talk on the best new reads on October 10, 2014.

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Sybil-Steinberg-10-10-14.mp3


Gabrielle Selz, photo by Phyllis Groner
October 9, 2014

Hear Gabrielle Selz speak about her memoir, Unstill Life, and her experiences with the most celebrated artists of the day from October 9, 2014. 

Photo by Phyllis Groner

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Paige Rawl
September 8, 2014

Author Paige Rawl discussed her memoir, Positive. After she disclosed to a friend her HIV-positive status to her best friend in confidence, word spread and within hours the relentless barage of bullying began. From that moment forward, every day was like walking through a minefield. Then one night, desperate for escape, fifteen-year-old Paige found herself in her bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills. That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. Paige's memoir calls for readers to choose action over complacency, compassion over cruelty—and above all, to be Positive.

Photo Credit by Phyllis Groner

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