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Remembering a "Boy's Life"

Tobias Wolff's acclaimed new memoir tells the story of the author's early life with his poor, single mother. The book serves as a unique counterpoint to Wolff's brother Geoffrey's own memoir about life with their father. Tobias Wolff joins Fresh Air to discuss his memories of growing up and how he transformed himself into the person he is today.

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Other segments from the episode on January 31, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 31, 1989: Interview with Tobias Wolff; Commentary on Reverend Johnny Otis; Interview with John Flansburgh and John Linnell; Review of Martin Duberman's book "Paul…

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