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Mother and Son Discuss Compulsive Shopping.

Writer and shopper Paul Rudnick, and his mother, Selma. Paul Runick, best-known for his play Poor Little Lambs, for the novel Social Disease, and for his essays in such publications as Esquire and Vanity Fair, has just published a novel about, among other things, a mother and son shopping team. Titled I'll Take It, the thinly veiled autobiographical novel is about the developed inability to resist the temptation to shop, and about the quest for ultimate bliss - a good sale. Selma Rudnick listens in from Philadelphia and then critiques the accuracy of her son's account of HER life. (Rebroadcast. Original date 6/21/89).

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Other segments from the episode on November 27, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 27, 1989: Interview with Peter Matthiessen; Review of Sofia Gubaidulina albums; Interview with Paul Rudnick and Selma Rudnick; Review of the television show "The…

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