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Remembering a "Boy's Life"

Tobias Wolff's acclaimed new memoir tells the story of the author's early life with his poor, single mother. The book serves as a unique counterpoint to Wolff's brother Geoffrey's own memoir about life with their father. Tobias Wolff joins Fresh Air to discuss his memories of growing up and how he transformed himself into the person he is today.


Other segments from the episode on May 15, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 15, 1989: Interview with Tobias Wolff; Review of the film "Let's Get Lost"; Interview with Illinois Jacquet; Review of the television shows "Family Ties" and …


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