Reflecting on Toni Morrison’s Life, From Her Point of View

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize, a Pulitzer prize winner for penning Beloved and a mentor to millions, among many other things, Toni Morrison lived unapologetically but with unmatched empathy, intelligence and insightfulness. She famously told Terry Gross (of NPR’s Fresh Air) that she “regret[s] everything” about her life. She explained in a 2015 interview, “Now that I’m 84, I remember everything …

Conversation Tips from NPR’s Terry Gross

Host and co-executive producer of NPR’s Fresh Air, Terry Gross has spent nearly 40 years mastering the art of interviewing. It makes sense then, that the New York Times asked her for her tips on being a good conversationalist. Gross believes that, rather than asking specific questions, saying “Tell me about yourself” is the only icebreaker you need. Additionally, she shares tips on reading body …