Links to media coverage

"Objects of Our Affection" Salon at Marian & Ted's

Lisa Tracy (center) leads a salon based on "Objects of Our Affection," hosted on April 10, 2010, by Marian and Ted in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Author mag logoAbove video: In a wide-ranging and instructive interview with Bill Kenower, editor-in-chief of Author magazine, Lisa crisply recounts her journalistic past, how the book developed a narrative spine, and the almost mystical moment that led her to write “Objects of Our Affection.”

Lisa Tracy on “The 10! Show” at NBC 10 in Philadelphia, April 14, 2010:

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Radio interview: In a program called “The Stuff of Memories,” Tom Graham of WMRA’s Virginia Insight program interviews Lisa Tracy about the book and why we find it so hard to shed our stuff.  The program aired on Dec. 9, 2010, can be heard by clicking here.


Radio interview: Lisa Tracy interviewed in November 2010 by Justine Willis Toms on New Dimensions Media,   broadcast on local NPR stations around the country. Link to a 15-minute segment here.

catherinebradfordshowLogo Radio interview: Lisa Tracy interviewed on Dec. 2, 1010, by Catherine Bradford, whose Lifescape Radio Network program emanates from Seattle.  Click here for the page devoted to “Objects of Our Affection” then click on the media player on the left side of the page.

WVTF logoRadio interview: Lisa Tracy interviewed by WVTF’s Connie Stevens, Roanoke, VA, on March 31, 2010. (Requires Quicktime.)

AARP Prime Time Radio logoRadio interview: AARP Prime Time Radio host Mike Cuthbert interviews Lisa Tracy about “Objects of Our Affection,” expertly exposing the details of what he calls “a remarkable family history.” (Segment is the first half of the one-hour April 13, 2010, show at this link.)

A Touch of Grey interview with Lisa TracyRadio interview: Carole Marks interviews Lisa Tracy on “A Touch of Grey: The Talk Show for Grownups,” a nationally broadcast program that emanates from KRLA in Los Angeles. (At this link, click on the Listen button for April 17, 2010, “Carole Marks with Lisa Tracy.”

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Jay Strafford of the Richmond Times-Dispatch selected “Objects of Our Affection” one of his “10 Favorite Books of 2010,” a list published Dec. 19, 2010.

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Kay Grimser, writing in The Pilot, delves into some key moments of “Objects of Our Affection” in advance of Lisa’s appearance Oct. 6 at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, N.C. Oct. 3, 2010. “Connected and Collected Objects Help Us Recall Past Events.”

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Jim Dodson, writing in The Pilot, of Southern Pines, N.C., describes his affection for his hundreds of golf caps, his wife’s alternate view, and how Lisa Tracy in “Objects of Our Affection” has articulated the quandary that so many boomers confront sooner or later. May 23, 2010.  “All the Things We Collect.”

detroit news logo Khristi Zimmeth interviews Lisa Tracy in her Trash or Treasure? column for The Detroit News of May 21, 2010. “Author sells heirlooms, keeps family connection”

Rutgers magazine logo, Spring 2010Lisa Tracy reflects on her grandfather, the decorated general, and the chair from which he held court,  in Rutgers magazine, spring 2010.  “Agonizing over Heirlooms

projo logo “In her touching book, Tracy reminds us of the power of family and memory, symbolism and loss,” writes Mark Dunkelman in the Providence Journal of May 9, 2010. “Getting to Know the Family Heirlooms”

Philadelphia Inquirer logoDianna Marder writes in The Philadelphia Inquirer of April 8, 2010, about Lisa Tracy’s journeys, both literal and figurative, that led to the writing of Objects of Our Affection. Memoir rooted in cherished, storied objects.

New York Times article on Asian art by Eve M. Kahn, mentioning "Objects of Our Affection"

Eve M. Kahn writes about Asian art in the New York Times of March 18, 2010, with an eight-paragraph mention of Objects of Our Affection“Asian Art on View, Tea on Table”

Richmond Times-Dispatch logoJay Stafford reviews Objects of Our Affection in the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch of April 4, 2010. “Nonfiction review: Objects of Our Affection.”

Roanoke Times logo Kevin Kittredge writes about Objects of Our Affection in The Roanoke (Va.) Times of March 26, 2010.  “Objects of her affection.”

True Slant logo Caitlin Kelly writes about Objects of Our Affection in her Broadside column on True/Slant, March 25, 2010. “The Stuff We Inherit, From Chairs to Pistols — Then What?”

Rockbridge Weekly logoThe Rockbridge Weekly of Rockbridge County (Lexington), Va., writes about the book and Lisa Tracy’s pending appearance before the Rockbridge Historical Society. “Objects of Our Affection — Revealing Family History Amongst Pistols and Pickle Forks.” logoCathy Jett, writing at on April 11, 2010, says of Objects of Our Affection: “It makes for a fascinating slice of history told through the prism of family.” Auction Can’t Block Storied Past.

Lisa Tracy aboard the Olympia, Adm. Dewey's flagship, in Philadelphia.

Lisa Tracy aboard the Olympia, Adm. Dewey's flagship, in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2010

The Olympia, Adm. Dewey's flagship, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia

The Olympia, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Lisa's great-great-grandfather was the first surgeon general for the U.S. Navy.

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