Buzz Bissinger, the bestselling author of "Friday Night Lights" talks about his latest book, "Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son." It's the true story of a cross-country trip he took with his son, Zach -- who is a savant -- and the discoveries Bissinger makes about the mysterious workings of his son's mind and heart.
Buzz Bissinger talks to Jeff Glor about how he approached writing his memoir, "Father's Day," and how much he shared with his savant son, Zach, the main focus of the book.
Buzz Bissinger talks about the personal information he had to reveal in his memoir, "Father's Day," the story of a cross-country journey made with his savant son, Zach.
Jeff Glor talks to Andrew Blum about his new book, "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet" -- a look inside the Internet's physical infrastructure. Blum tells the story of where the Internet came from and how it works so that its possibilities can be better understood.
Jeff Glor talks to Andrew Blum about his book, "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet" and asks where, exactly, is the center and how big is it?
Andrew Blum, author of "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet" explains why Ashburn, Va. is a world capital.
Jeff Glor talks to David Forrest about his new book, "Slots: Praying to the God of Chance," and how much profit casinos make from slot machines.
Jeff Glor talks to David Forrest about his new book, "Slots: Praying to the God of Chance" -- who likes to play slot machines and the likelihood of actually winning anything.
Dan Chaon talks about how he's wanted to be a writer since he was five years old and how a letter from Ray Bradbury encouraged him in his craft.
Jeff Glor talks to Dan Chaon about the differences in writing for the screen versus short stories and novels.
Jeff Glor talks to A.M. Homes about her new novel, "May We Be Forgiven," a darkly comic story of a fractured family trying to put itself back together. The book's first chapter was selected by Salman Rushdie for "The Best American Short Stories 2008," who describes the novel as starting "at maximum force -- and then it really gets going." Homes is also the author of "The End of Alice" and "This Book Will Save Your Life."
William L. Silber talks about former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Paul Volcker and where he falls on the spectrum between radical and conservative.
Author Douglas Smith talks to Jeff Glor about his next project: A more complete and complex retelling of the legendary, and infamous Rasputin.
Jeff Glor talks to Douglas Smith about his new book, "Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy," which chronicles the fate of two aristocratic families -- the Sheremetevs and the Golitsyns -- and tells how they survived the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin's Russia. Smith is a historian, translator and the author of three previous books on Russia.
Historian Douglas Smith, author of "Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy," talks about how wealthy Russia's aristocracy really was before the Bolshevik Revolution.
Karen Engelmann, author of "The Stockholm Octavo," talks to Jeff Glor about card playing and the effects it had on eighteenth-century society.