The show airs Wednesday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. on WMNF-FM in Tampa, streaming at the same time on the Internet at wmnf.org.
Ellen interviews Karen Karbo, author of "The Gospel According to Coco Chanel" in Portland. Margo interviewes Jeff Leen, author of "The Queen of the Ring," by telephone in his Washington Post office.
Ellen's Book Recommendation:
Margo's Book Recommendation:
"Confections of a Closet Master Baker: One Woman's Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to contented Country Baker, by Gesine Bullock-Prado (Broadway)
A sugar-obsessed child, Gesine turned her passion into profit, giving up a glamorous Hollywood position as head of her sister Sandra's production team, to run a bakery in Vermont. And here's the best part: Her husband followed her. That certainly gives hope to anyone contemplating a mid-stream life change. Of course, it is possible she made the switch just so she could write a book with the punniest title on record.
Margo interviews Jeff Leen
"The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend," by Jeff Leen is the story of Mildred Burke, a five-foot-2-inch single mom who during the Depression brought glamour and grit to the ring, inspiring hundreds of future women wrestlers (not to mention Gorgeous George).
Ellen interviews Karen Karbo
" According to : Life Lessons From the World's Most Elegant Woman," by (Skirt) is a combo bio/memoir/self-help -- Karen says they'll come up with an acronym for this genre anytime now -- that looks at how Chanel came from desperate circumstances to rule the world of fashion.