'Morning, Noon and Night': Books for Life's Many Stages

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Perhaps you’ve heard this riddle before: “What is the creature that is on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs at night?" The answer is “a man.” Greek mythology has it that the riddle was posed by Sphinx to Oedipus. And it’s this riddle that’s the jumping off point of Arnold Weinstein’s new book “Morning, Noon and Night: Finding the Meaning of life's Stages Through Books.” Both an ode to books and a reminder of their ability to help us through life’s stages.

Arnold Weinstein talks about some of the books that he thinks speak to us at various stages in life and Takeaway books contributor Patrik Henry Bass is also here with his picks.


Arnold Weinstein

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer


Patrik Henry Bass

Comments [2]

Matt from Manhattan

Eric Fromm's The Art of Loving had a profound impact on me. Also Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning.

Feb. 24 2011 08:12 AM
gilda hannah from NYC

A great idea, to have your segment on books about the different stages of life, Your two commentators had interesting things to say, if only you had let them say it. Rushing through a segment like this was more than an insult, to them and to us, the listeners. How unthoughtful of you. If you want to have segments like this, either make them long enough to be substantive (maybe two or three times as long) or do not have them at all, Perhaps this is not the right venue (your kind of program) for any thoughtful in-depth discussions. I think you would like it to be, but the format does not allow for it. It ends up be shallow and superficial. Scott Simon has book segments, Even reads a whole kid's book on the air.

Feb. 24 2011 07:01 AM

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