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Fictionalizing True Crime in Greenwich Village

Feminist writer Susan Brownmiller wrote a fictionalized account of the Sternberg-Nussbaum child abuse and murder case, case called Waverly Place. She joins Fresh Air to discuss why she avoided writing a true crime book, as well as the sociology of domestic abuse.


Other segments from the episode on February 27, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 27, 1989: Interview with Susan Brownmiller; Review of the Ahmad Abdullah Quartet's album "Liquid Magic"; Interview with John Allen Paulos; Review of made-for-TV…


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