Though Chris and Taya Kyle's marriage had its difficult moments, it was always a love story. Together they'd endured military service, a best-selling book, unexpected fame, and a film deal starring a hot Hollywood actor. But just when Taya thought that she and Chris were finally going to live their dream together, her husband was murdered. In the wake of his death, a grieving Taya was left to raise her two young children and handle the many things Chris left behind.
On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband's presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, "almost in opposition to itself."
"A pleasant surprise"
Historical photographs are on display at the museum of St. Francis Mission on the Arapaho reservation, and history seems doomed to repeat itself. A descendant of the tribal chief who appeared in the pictures has been shot to death, and the museum's curator has disappeared. The two incidents may be linked to a near century-old murder.
"Audio is horrible!"
A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was 17 shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck.
"A good listen"
There's a new embittered-fellow movement called "Men Going Their Own Way" that has Susie scratching her head. What's up with these guys? Why are they spending so much time talking about lesbians? Susie reads postings from an online forum, and these mostly straight-and-narrow guys have the weirdest take on bisexuals and homosexuals. Looks like some of the "going-their-own-wayers" are heading in a strange, asexual direction.
"I'm an American in my thirties. I have been happily married many years to a wonderful, beautiful woman. We share almost everything together. The love and smell of a good cigar is not one of those things." Small quips and advice from a complete idiot. Enjoy!
This American Wife discovers what may be the Colonel's Original Recipe in an old trunk. Enjoy this public radio parody sketch from Eric Martin and This American Wife, featuring Eric Matt Gourley and Mark McConville of the Superego podcast.
All Things Ill-Considered's Robert Siegel (Eric Martin) interviews acapella dubstep superstar Drillbit, and you won't believe your ears. Get ready for some sick drops and reasonable discussion, with Thomas Middleditch (starring in HBO's Silicon Valley).
All Things Ill-Considered's Robert Siegel (Eric Martin) interviews Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, and Croach the Tracker. This American Wife takes the wind out of public radio, with guests Marc Evan Jackson and Mark Gagliardi, and written by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Eric Martin.
Critically acclaimed author Gish Jen is a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee and the person John Updike proclaimed as the young novelist most likely to become his successor. In The Love Wife, Jen poignantly explores the explosive dynamics of a mixed-race modern family.
"really special book"