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Hettie Jones Discusses Her Memoir.

Writer Hettie Jones. Her new memoir, "How I became Hettie Jones" (published by E.P. Dutton) is an account of living at the center of New York bohemianism during the 50's and 60's. It's also the story of Jones' interracial marriage to black poet LeRoi Jones. LeRoi Jones later became involved in the black militant movement, and changed his name to Amiri Baraka. The two divorced. From the New York Times Book Review: "She writes utterly without rancor, communicating nothing short of wistfulness for the colorblind marriage they were able to achieve for a few short years before the march of events made it impossible."

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Other segments from the episode on March 28, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 28, 1990: Interview with Salvador Minuchin; Review of albums that combine popular and classical music; Interview with Hettie Jones; Interview with Mark Halliday.

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