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Pat Conroy Discusses His Childhood with an Abusive Father.

Writer Pat Conroy, author of the autobiographical novels The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini and The Lords of Discipline. They all tell the story of growing up in the South in a large family headed by an abusive Marine father. (Rebroadcast. Original broadcast 1.27.87)

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Other segments from the episode on April 13, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 13, 1988: Interview with Pat Conroy; Review of the cast album of "Into the Woods"; Interview with Pierce Turner; Commentary on the book "They Have a Word for It."

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