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Nothing was too large or too small to engage Jerome Stern's interest. Along with the mysteries of the universe, he wrote about kids versus adults, the moods of teachers, and summer camp. He wrote about chocolate, the anxieties of plane travel, and the night fantasies of husbands. And in a suite called "Patient, " broadcast for the week on "All Things Considered, " he consiNothing was too large or too small to engage Jerome Stern's interest. Along with the mysteries of the universe, he wrote about kids versus adults, the moods of teachers, and summer camp. He wrote about chocolate, the anxieties of plane travel, and the night fantasies of husbands. And in a suite called "Patient, " broadcast for the week on "All Things Considered, " he considered his own experience of illness. All in all, these pieces, whether cautioning or celebrating or simply turning over ideas (to see wha makes them tick), add up to a freewheeling autobiography of a man who was curious about everything. Now, with this book, readers and listeners can recapture his words and the familiar musing voice....

Title : Radios: Short Takes On Life And Culture
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ISBN : 9780393041194
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 142 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Radios: Short Takes On Life And Culture Reviews

  • C-shaw
    2018-12-02 07:31

    What a wonderful write Jerome Stern (who died in 1996) was! I wish I'd had the opportunity to hear some of his PBS radio segments of him reading his short works. The last story in this book, "Booklove" has been a favorite in my family for years, copied and keepsaked and re-read often.* * * * *Read this book!!! It's only 142 pages long, with chapters only a few pages long, so you have no excuse not to read this little sparkling jewel of a book. Get to it!

  • Kellyk
    2018-12-14 09:35

    This book had a few stories within that intrigued me - it was interesting how he mixed the stories of his experience with cancer right alongside happy memories from childhood. I was impressed by Stern's ability to craft full stories out of limited words, though I do not know that short non-fiction (or fiction) is really my favorite thing. The stories felt like Stern's own thoughts/diary entries just written down on paper without much editing or care.

  • Jane
    2018-11-21 12:26

    This is a book that we had on the bookshelf from the Conversation Club program on journalism. It's short short stories that are wonderful.