For author Ann Patchett, writing fiction is hard but non-fiction is easy. In a new collection of essays, “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage,” Patchett reveals her personal side and reviews her education as a writer. Jeffrey Brown talks to Patchett about the themes she covers, from writing advice to relationships. Continue reading
Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice — and one of the youngest ever — to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind. Continue reading
Mark Twain’s autobiography is set to be published for the first time, 100 years after the famous author and humorist’s death. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the effort to edit and publish his century-old manuscript. Continue reading
From signs and billboard advertisements that loomed high above Times Square to canvases filled with images from popular culture that helped shape the world of art from the early 1960s, James Rosenquist has been painting on a large scale for more than 60 years.
John Hope Franklin, a descendent of slaves and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in civil rights, talks about his new autobiography. Continue reading