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Essayist Vivian Gornick on Living Alone

Gornick talks with Terry Gross about her new collection "Approaching Eye Level." Gornick writes about the many issues she's wrestled with: fear of loneliness, being alone, and her need to live in a city. She also writes essays on avoiding marriage, why the telephone has killed the letter, and post-divorce living.

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Other segments from the episode on October 16, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 16, 1996: Interview with Vivian Gornick; Commentary on the music group The Diablos; Interview with Edward Behr; Commentary on children starting college.

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