By Rae Padilla Francoeur
“Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon” Written by Annette Bay Pimentel. Illustrated by Micha Archer. Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, NYC, 2018. $17.99.
In 1966, 23-year-old Bobbi Gibb from Massachusetts laced up a pair of boy’s running shoes, sprang from some bushes in Hopkinton, Mass., and proceeded to set a record that can never be beat. She was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. And she did it in defiance of race officials who proclaimed women were incapable of running any such distance. In fact, she and all women were banned.
Michael Connelly’s newest Harry Bosch detective novel is a thrilling orchestration. In his 31st work of fiction, the writer’s interplay of plot, character, sentiment, relevant themes and fine writing delivers with a tense urgency. "Two Kinds of Truth" is one of Connelly’s best and most affecting. By Rae Padilla Francoeur
"Two Kinds of Truth" By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2017. 402 pages.
@BrianLehrer The American Society of Journalists & Authors holds its annual conference May 19 in NYC. I would love for you talk that day on a 1-hr panel about challenging interviews such as evasive politicians, tragedies, and sensitive topics. You are so very good at it.
@OTMBrooke Do you have an hour on May 19 to discuss the challenges journalists face when conducting interviews? I'm thinking of politicians, sensitive subject matter and tragic events. This is for the American Society of Journalists & Authors' annual conference in NYC. Thank you
@Bobosphere Hello, Bob. We would love you to talk about the interviewing challenges journalists are up against these day.? The 1-hour discussion would take place at the American Society of Journalists & Authors annual conference May 19 in NYC.
@JordanTeicher I'm looking for a journalist with expertise in interviewing, especially in sensitive situations, for a May 19 ASJA conference panel. Is there someone you'd recommend? Thanks so much. Rae Francoeur @RaeAF
@FrankBruni I'm not sure we can ever prepare ourselves for waking up to a brand-new, less desirable reality. But I appreciate this fine essay, composed by one of my favorite writers, reminding me of life's ever-lurking surprises — and how people find ways to carry on.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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