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The Kathryn Zox Show

The Kathryn Zox Show

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June 05th 2013:“Nine Years Under” and “The End of Your Life Book Club”

Kathryn interviews spoken word artist Sheri Booker, author of “Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home”. What started as a seemingly simple summer job at a West Baltimore funeral home quickly turned into nine years of life changing experiences for Sheri Booker. Her memoir recounts Booker's formative years spent learning about the culture of urban funerals, the business of life and death, and the variety of responses to grief and loss. Kathryn also interviews New York Times bestselling author Will Schwalbe on his book “The End of Your Life Book Club”. To pass the time in

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Sheri J. Booker

Sheri J. Booker is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, photographer, and teacher. She is the author of the poetry book, One Woman, One Hustle (Book Her 2003) and book I am the Poem (Book 2011). She is currently writing a memoir, Nine Years Under (Gotham 2013), based on her nine-year experience in the funeral business. She has traveled the U.S. reciting and performing her poetry. In 2007, she lived in rural South Africa where she helped to teach journalism skills to African women and worked as an editorial assistant for an international literary magazine. Sheri has written for Urbanite, Channel, The Amazwi Villager and a. magazine Most recently, Sheri has developed, Color Me Talk, a pod
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Will Schwalbe

Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing (most recently as senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books); digital media, as the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com; and as a journalist, writing for various publications including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is on the board of the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He is the coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1444/the-kathryn-zox-show 22/11/2017 07:00 22/11/2017 08:00 The Kathryn Zox Show https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1444/the-kathryn-zox-show Kathryn interviews spoken word artist Sheri Booker, author of “Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home”. What started as a seemingly simple summer job at a West Baltimore funeral home quickly turned into nine years of life changing experiences for Sheri Booker. Her memoir recounts Booker's formative years spent learning about the culture of urban funerals, the business of life and death, and the variety of responses to grief and loss. Kathryn also interviews New York Times bestselling author Will Schwalbe on his book “The End of Your Life Book Club”. To pass the time in between cancer treatments, Schwalbe and his ailing mother Mary Anne would talk about the books they were reading. Once by chance they were both reading the same book, sparking an informal book club between the two. Schwalbe is the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com and has written for the New York Times and the South China Morning Post. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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