The Big Book - Most Commented


An oath for MBAs to be better leaders

Jun 8, 2010
Before they get to Wall Street, some new business school graduates are signing onto a new professional code of conduct. Peter Escher, author of "The MBA Oath," talks with Kai Ryssdal about his push for more accountability among MBAs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Jobs

What you should and shouldn't drink

Jun 7, 2010
David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Drink This, Not That!," and why beverages were made so fatty in the first place.
Posted In: Books, Health

Changes to U.S. taxing after death

May 26, 2010
Boston College Professor Ray Madoff talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Immortality and Law," and why dead doesn't really mean dead anymore -- financially speaking -- because states have started extending to some of the dead permanent control over their trusts and estates.
Posted In: Books

Restoring the heart of Sissinghurst

May 13, 2010
Author Adam Nicolson grew up in Sissinghurst Castle, a popular tourist destination in England. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History," and his quest to restore a farm at his family home.
Posted In: Books

When in recession, fad diets reign

May 13, 2010
During the economic hardships in the 30s, exotic diets became all the rage. Diet book author Susan Yager says the same is true today. She explores the phenomenon and our obsession with losing weight with Stacey Vanek-Smith.
Posted In: Books, Food, Health

America's sleep problem

May 11, 2010
Author Patricia Morrisroe talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia," whether we're sleeping less than we were 50 years ago, and when America's major sleep problem began.
Posted In: Books

Searching for the perfect house

May 3, 2010
Writer and columnist Meghan Daum says she is a real estate addict. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in that House," and her search for a home in L.A.
Posted In: Books

A change in showing off wealth status

Apr 29, 2010
Social critic Andrew Potter talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "The Authenticity Hoax," and calls into question why people shop organic, buy distressed jeans and make their own compost.
Posted In: Books

What it takes to achieve excellence

Apr 28, 2010
BBC sports commentator Matthew Syed talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "Bounce," and what lies behind success and excellence in sports and other endeavors.
Posted In: Books

A career in staying ahead of the casinos

Apr 21, 2010
Author Josh Axelrad talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book "Repeat Until Rich," how he ended up as a professional blackjack player, and how card counting works.
Posted In: Books



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