Enjoy a Labor Day encore hour with witty, award-winning journalists Rachel Bertsche and David Wolman. While Bertsche spent a year searching for new BFFs after moving to Chicago, Wolman was determined to live a whole year without cash. Did either succeed? Join us on Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair on Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM. “LIKE” us on Facebook and follow on Twitter

Rachel Bertsche is a New York journalist who moved to Chicago to start a new life with the man who was to become her husband. However, upon settling into Chicago, she realized all her best friends were suddenly hundreds of miles away. MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend chronicles Rachel’s 52 weekly girl-dates and blends the results with the latest research on the importance of friendship in living a happy and productive life. The Associated Press says “A reader cannot help but root for Bertsche, cheer her success, and consider trying out some of her ideas.” She is a fomer editor at O Magazine, and has had her work published in many magazines as well as on CNN.com.

David Wolman doesn’t like money. He argues that it is obsolete, filthy, and simply makes people miserable. During his bold experiment of going cashless for a year, he discovered a monetary revolution that is starting to gain momentum. He shares the results of his experiences in his new book The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers- and the coming cashless society. Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired. His writing has appeared in publications as varied as Newsweek, Discover, and Forbes.

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