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Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison adds "memoirist" to his lengthy resume with his most recent book Off to the Side. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with the prolific writer of poems, novels and screenplays about growing up in the Upper Midwest, and the perception that he's a "manly" man. (Off to the Side: A Memoir is published by Atlantic Monthly Press; ISBN: 0871138603.)

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Jacki Lyden
Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.