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John Callahan Lampoons the Self-Help Movement.

Cartoonist John Callahan. Callahan comes up with comics that are both funny and often offensive (a typical example: an obese man stands with his obese son in front of the refrigerator, saying "Son, someday all of this will be yours."). Callahan often pokes fun at alcoholics and the disabled, something he's qualified to do. Callahan was a alcoholic for many years, and he was left a quadriplegic after a drunk driving accident. Callahan's latest book of cartoons is called "Digesting The Child Within." It's published by Quill (a division of William Morrow).


Other segments from the episode on November 26, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 26, 1991: Interview with Steven Wilmsen; Interview with John Callahan; Review of Emily Praeger's novel "Eve's Tattoo."


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