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Book Nook: Privacy, by Garret Keizer (Picador)


How do you feel about your privacy? Do you take it for granted? Garret Keizer has spent some time pondering privacy issues. He shares some his ruminations in this new pocket-sized paperback.

Our privacy is being eroded. There are many reasons and excuses for why this is happening; the internet is one privacy invader. The events of 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror provided the justification for privacy invasions on a global scale. That cell phone you carry can track your movements. That computer chip in your car can be used for surveillance. It never ends.

In this interview the author delves into some of these troubling aspects of our modern lives and expresses some of his concerns about it.


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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.