funding for Been There/Done That is provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies
with additional funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Give Me Shelter, From Building Your Own House To Cruising An "Airstream",
The Other Shingles, Music And Mortgages
Host Marty Goldensohn explores sensible approaches to building your dream
house, also to refinance or not, with finance wizard Vic Levinson; rediscovering
(Everybody is Talking About It) Nilssen and finding new voices with music
critic Tom Moon; rereading Portnoy, still complaining after all these
years; the Zen of building a house with your dad, and much more.
Tom Moon's Music Picks
- Rufus Wainwright "Poses"
- Harry Nilsson "Personal Best"
- Norah Jones "Come Away With Me"
Personal Identity Kits, Identity Theft, The Self In Movies and Corporate
Host Marty Goldensohn explores the nine to five work identity, the advantages
and pitfalls of a secret identity (Tony Soprano and Superman), Owen Gliberman
on films and the self, Are you what you buy?, Dorothy Cantor asks "what
do you want be when you grow up", food, music and much more.
Resources for this week:
Linda Foley is not only the founder and director of the identity theft
resource center, but a victim of identity theft herself. Her non-profit
victim advocacy and consumer education program was established in 1999
in San Diego, CA for more information on identity theft please visit www.idtheftcenter.org
Books of the Week:
- Steve Zeitlin & Ilana Beth Harlow authors of "Giving a Voice
to Sorrow: Personal Responses to Death."
- Could brand names be prioritizing your life? James B Twitchel writes
about luxury brand names defining our lives in "Living It Up."
- Dorothy Cantor author of "What Do You Want to Do When You Grow
Up: Starting the Next Chapter of Your Life"
The Body, Head To Toe: Brains, Tatoos And Parts We Don't Really Need
Host Marty Goldensohn explores the body starting with the brain (how to
keep it occupied and healthy); the lips and the art of kissing ( surprise:
no kissing signals problems in a couple), the skin and tattoos (body art
and how to live with it) ; also , do we really need the coxis, the tonsils
,the spleen and other body parts? yes and no; poet John Timpaine on a
strange body in literature, and in the legs department , Marty learns
how to jog (pant, pant) , plus more.
Books and Authors of the Week
- Tattoos transcend time, culture and generation lines in "Written
on the Body, The Tattoo in European and American History" by
- Learn how the greatest muscle in the human body is exercised. Neuropsychiatrist
Richard Restak shows us how in his book "Mozarts Brain and the
- Curious about the origins of the ever popular corset? "The
Corset, a Cultural History" by Valerie Steele, the chief curator
and acting director at the museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology
in NY, sheds some light on the subject.
Reinventing Yourself, New Heart , Divorce Ceremony, Second Chance
Host Marty Goldensohn explores the life of a man who feels a special connection
to his donor's heart and personality; folk rocker David Bromberg new life
as a vendor of exquisite violins; success and failure as a door to new
things; creating a new ritual: the divorce ceremony ; all this plus music,
Ogden Nash's poem about marriage and much more in this second chances
edition of BTDT.
Links of the Week
Second chances and matters of the heart go hand in hand when it comes
to heart transplants, no one knows this better than Jim Gleason author
of A Gift From the Heart. For more information on heart transplants and
donors visit any of the following links:
More on Jim Gleason's story
Heart transplant qualifications and definitions
Heart Donor qualifications
Books and Authors of the Week
- Phil Penningroth and his former wife Barbara authored Healing Divorce:
Transforming the End of Your Relationship with Ritual and Ceremony,
based on their true life experiences.
- Jim Bouton is no stranger to second chances, this former NY Yankee's
pitcher wrote Ball Four, his personal account of recovery after