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Marietta McCarty Interview on The Eclectic Woman Show

Interview with Marietta McCarty
on The Eclectic Woman Show
Thursday, March 11, 2010 7-9pm

Local author and philosopher Marietta McCarty will be live in the studio with Blue O'Connell on the Eclectic Woman Show Thursday, March 11, 7-9pm with a special interview discussing her new book, “How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most.”

The book is framed around ten "big ideas" themes that, according to McCarty, are necessary to grasp if one wants to live a truly fulfilling life. They are:

  1. Simplicity (philosophers include Epicurus and Charlotte Joko Beck)
  2. Communication (philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers)
  3. Perspective (philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft)
  4. Flexibility (philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts)
  5. Empathy (philosophers include the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  6. Individuality (philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman)
  7. Belonging (philosophers include Albert Camus and Rita Manning)
  8. Serenity (philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu)
  9. Possibility (philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir)
  10. Joy (philosophers include Shunryu Suzuki and Jane Addams)
Each chapter is full musical examples that correspond to the above ideas. We will be listening to many of the women artists featured in the book from Alison Brown, Elizabeth Cotten, Aretha Franklin, June Carter Cash, Tracy Chapman, Dar Williams, Clara Schumann, Evelyn Glennie and others.

Tune in and to hear Marietta McCarty, bestselling author of “Little Big Minds,” share how and why she chose these songs to help shape her ideas that makes her book so compelling. Listeners are welcome to call in questions during the show.

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