memoir http://iowapublicradio.org en Surviving Middle School: A Memoir of Seventh Grade http://iowapublicradio.org/post/surviving-middle-school-memoir-seventh-grade <p>For most of us middle school is the most awkward time of life. Kevin Brockmeier has plunged back into this difficult years with his new memoir, <em>A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade</em>. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe revisits middle school with Brockmeier.</p><p>Later in the program, Director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, Dora Malech, talks about the importance of getting kids writing, along with some tips and best practices.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:34:19 +0000 Charity Nebbe 38375 at http://iowapublicradio.org Surviving Middle School: A Memoir of Seventh Grade "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/blue-plate-special-kate-christensen <p>According to <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/">Kate Christensen</a>, she has spent much of her life as, &ldquo;a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.&rdquo;&nbsp; In her new memoir <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/blue-plate-special/">&ldquo;Blue Plate Special&quot;</a> she writes about her life and the food she turned to for comfort as well as sustenance.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Christensen about her memoir and life as a writer.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:42:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30100 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen The Curve Of The World http://iowapublicradio.org/post/curve-world <p>Iowa Citian Andy Douglas has published his memoir, <em>The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga</em>. When he was in his 20s, Douglas turned aside from his minister father’s Christian beliefs and took up a life of yoga and meditation, eventually going on to becoming an Ananda Marga monk, leading the organization’s Seoul office. We hear about his life as a monk and his eventual return to the United States to fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:26:49 +0000 Dennis Reese 24480 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Curve Of The World