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A. E. Hotchner Discusses his Childhood.

Writer A.E. Hotchner. His memoir, about growing up in a flophouse during the depression, "King of the Hill," is being made into a movie, directed by Stephen Soderbergh (who directed "Sex, Lives, and Videotape). Hotchner is best known for his controversial 1966 biography of his personal friend Ernest Hemingway, "Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir." Presented in the unusual form of dialogue, Hotchner faced criticism from the literary community and an attempt by Hemingway's widow to ban the sale of the book. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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Other segments from the episode on August 23, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 23, 1993: Interview with A. E. Hotchner; Interview with Carl Hiaasen; Review of Kathryn Davis's book "The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf."

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