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Elizabeth Swados Discusses Being the Sister of a Mentally Ill Brother.

Composer, director, and writer Elizabeth Swados. She's written a memoir about her family, "The Four of Us." Much of it has to do with her brilliant but schizophrenic brother, Lincoln, and how his illness affected the family. Her brother became a street person, and later died. (published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux).


Other segments from the episode on October 21, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 21, 1991: Interview with Ze'ev Chafets; Interview with Elizabeth Swados; Review of James McClure's and Marissa Piesman's books "The Song Dog" and "Personal Effects…


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