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Jonathan Schwartz's 'Good Time'

Writer and radio personality Jonathan Schwartz has three passions: music, Frank Sinatra and baseball. His new memoir All in Good Time reveals how he has managed to indulge them all. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with Schwartz about his life and new book.

Schwartz grew up surrounded by entertainers -- his father, songwriter Arthur Schwartz, worked closely with Sinatra and contributed several tunes to the American popular songbook, including "That's Entertainment" and "Dancing in the Dark."

The book also chronicles the author's experiences during the rise of FM radio and his social escapades among the "beautiful people" in New York during the 1960s and '70s.

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Liane Hansen
Liane Hansen has been the host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday for 20 years. She brings to her position an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. The program has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.