Bumble-ardy is a deeply imaginative tale about an orphaned pig who longs for a birthday party. Sendak, who is 83, wrote and illustrated the book while caring for his longtime partner, who died of cancer in 2007. "I did Bumble-ardy to save myself," Sendak says. "I did not want to die with him."
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Area 51 is classified to the point that its very existence is denied by the U.S. government. Journalist Annie Jacobsen says it’s not because of aliens or spaceships â but because the government used the site for nuclear testing and weapons development.
Author Jonathan Franzen joins Fresh Air to discuss his critically acclaimed and award-winning novel, The Corrections. It is a saga about two generations of an American family; the parents and their children.