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Best of Nancy's Bookshelf: Wildfires, COVID-19 & Sex

Local author and poet Joan Goodreau wrote a memoir, Strangers Together: How My Son's Autism Changed My Life. Her second book was Another Secret Shared: And Other Poems.

She sees the puzzle of autism from the perspective of both a parent and a professional. Her poems, articles, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, periodicals, and reviews.

Her work, “Where to Next?" explores everything from the personal effects of the California wildfires to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, author and medical journalist Michael Castleman dives into his latest, Sizzling Sex for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Erotic Pleasure at Any Age.

During a career spanning 50 years, he’s become the most popular sex writer on earth.

His extensive writing credits include over 2,000 published articles, 14 consumer health books, and four mystery novels.

His latest explores the sexuality of men and anyone who loves them. It answers important sex questions, debunks plenty of myths, and explains women’s sexuality to men.

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.