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San Diego County Author Examines Drug War Consequences

June 23
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"The Cartel" is a sequel to Don Winslow's bestseller, "The Power of the Dog." Both books are crime thrillers, but in terms of research and scope, they qualify as a quasi-history of the drug war.

UC San Diego Professor Explores History Of Madness In New Book

June 22
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A UC San Diego sociology professor examines how mental illness has been viewed through the centuries in his new book, "Madness In Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine."

Friend or Frenemy: San Diego Author Raises Red Flags On Manipulators

June 4
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San Diego County deputy district attorney Wendy Patrick shares tips on how to read people in "Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers and Toxic People in Every Part of Your Life."

San Diego Blogger Releases New Book On Sensitivity

June 3
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As a San Diego blog helps others understand life as a "highly sensitive person." Researchers are studying the HSP personality trait to see if it is also genetic.

Cat Chat: San Diego Expert Decodes Feline Language

May 26
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A new book, "How To Speak Cat: A Guide To Decoding Cat Language," co-authored San Diego Humane Society President Gary Weitzman, aims to help cat lovers better understand their feline friends.

'American Sniper' Widow Comes To San Diego To Discuss Life, Loss

May 19
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Taya Kyle, widow Chris Kyle, is in San Diego to discuss her memoir, "American Wife: Love, War, Faith and Renewal." She talks about her life without Chris and resources for other San Diego military families dealing with grief.

Hope After Violence: San Diego Author Demands Support For Children Exposed To Trauma

May 18
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Researchers are learning these simple things such as listening, giving praise or sharing a secret, may be effective tools in rescuing kids from the effects of an abusive childhood.

2015 One Book, One San Diego Pick Announced

May 13
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The winning selection for the 9th annual One Book, One San Diego community reading program is "Shadow of the Wind" by Spanish novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Poet, Army Veteran Brian Turner Shares War Experience At El Cajon Literary Festival

April 30
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Bosnian and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner shares his memories of war, both his own and through the eyes of others, in his memoir, “My Life as a Foreign Country,” during the Grossmont Literary Arts Festival.

San Diego Psychologists Explain How To Teach Kids To Solve Problems

April 16
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San Diego child psychologists turned authors discuss how a life filled with instant gratification can produce unintended consequences.

San Diego Man's Great Grandfather's Story Lives On In New Civil War Book

April 8
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The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is being remembered this week. Among those remembering the anniversary of the war's end is Bill Ketchum who has a direct connection to a Civil War soldier.

San Diego State Professor Authors Book On Women And Christianity

April 2
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A new book by Rebecca Moore, a professor of religious studies at San Diego State University, examines the role women have played in the way Christianity has been practiced.

New Book Offers Advice On How To Refire Your Retirement

March 11
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San Diego-based author Ken Blanchard and aging expert Morton Shaevitz teamed up to offer retirees a new approach to retirement.

Joyce Carol Oates On Writing About Differences Among People

Feb. 26
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Novelist Joyce Carol Oates has written more than 40 novels. She is in San Diego to speak at the 20th Annual Point Loma Nazarene University Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

First Original Dr. Seuss Book In 25 Years To Be Published In July

Feb. 18
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"What Pet Should I Get?" was one of three manuscripts found in the La Jolla home of Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel.

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