Middle School: The Worst Years Of Your Life?

"Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life," is one of the latest bestsellers in the world of young adult fiction. We talk to one of its authors, Vermonter Chris Tebbetts, about the many distinctly "middle school" experiences in the book – from the awkward to the profound to the hilarious.

Summer Reading Show

Suspense stories, crime thrillers and political tomes.  There’s a wide world of summer reading choices out there. Tell us your recommendations for vacation reads, and find out what other VPR listeners are reading.

On The Trail Of Disease Outbreaks

VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Mark Pendergrast, author of book Inside The Outbreaks that chronicles the work of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.  The organization investigates disease outbreaks worldwide.