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Best of the Book Nook: Mystical Dogs: Animals as Guides to Our Inner Life by Jean Houston

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Vick Mickunas' 2002 interview with Jean Houston

Jean Houston made a number of appearances on the program back in the day, circa 1995-2003. She has had an amazing life. If I had to pick my favorite interview with Jean, there are many, I would probably choose this one because during this conversation Jean began doing some priceless impressions of her dogs attempting to talk, and even sing. Plus she told a really wonderful story about the time a famous Hollywood movie star tried to buy Jean's beloved dog from Jean's father. That anecdote alone probably makes this my favorite of all of our interviews.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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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.