The Trump administration attempted to end the census count early but a judge has ruled against it. Diane talks about the twists and turns in the 2020 census with Andrew Whitby, author of "The Sum of the People: How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age."
Actress Julianne Moore has been dominating this awards season with her portrayal of a woman struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. But before there was “Still Alice” the movie, there was “Still Alice” the book. Written by neuroscientist Lisa Genova in 2007, it tells the story of a brilliant Harvard psychologist as she grapples with a devastating diagnosis. Though Genova initially self-published the novel, it became a New York Times best-seller and continues to attract both general readers and those with direct connections to the disease. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “Still Alice,” an intimate portrait of life with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Lynn Neary NPR correspondent covering books and publishing.
- Stefan Merrill Block Author of two novels, “The Story of Forgetting” and “The Storm at the Door”
- Trish Vradenburg Former sitcom writer, author of the play "Surviving Grace" and co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer's
- Howard Federoff Professor of neurology, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Georgetown University and Executive Dean of Georgetown's School of Medicine
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Our book for January's Readers' Review, "Still Alice," tells the story of a brilliant Harvard psychologist struggling with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Here are some other recommendations from one of our authors.
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