This week's guest is Saralee Perel, an award-winning newspaper columnist who has also recently published her first novel. A link to her web site appears below along with some biographical information. Saralee Perel maintained a private psychotherapy practice on Cape Cod for more than 22 years. She retired in 1996 and began to pursue her writing career. Her newspaper column has been published for more than eight years, initially appearing in the Cape Cod Times, and runs nationally, syndicated through the Senior Wire Syndicate. In 2005, her columns won the prestigious National Society of Newspaper Columnists award in the humor category. In 2004, her novel Raw Nerves was published. It immediately received terrific reviews, and was chosen by BookSense, the largest organization of independent bookstores, as a pick. (View Amazon.com reviews by clicking here.) Although she insists the main character of her novel, a neurotic therapist with a compulsive eating syndrome, is not autobiographically inspired, readers who know her think she's lying. Saralee has completed a sequel to Raw Nerves, which is awaiting publication. Her web site is www.saraleeperel.com > To listen to the stream, go to > www.acbradio.org > , click > on the mainstream page and choose your player and connection speed. You > should begin hearing the stream shortly. > We tape the show each Wednesday evening at 23 hours UTC, or 7pm eastern > time. The show is streamed each Sunday morning at 1 hour UTC or Saturday evening > at 9pm EST. > After the show, please write to > bonnie@xxxxxxxxxxxx > with your feedback.