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Singer and Songwriter Amy Rigby on Being a "Mod Housewife"

The 37-year old musician is a former member of the New York bands Last Roundup and the Shams. Her latest album is "Amy Rigby: Diary of a Mod Housewife." Rigby says a mod housewife is "woman being dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood." She also says her favorite subjects for songwriting are: "making a living, having a family, and trying to keep a sense of humor about it all." Most of her album is produced by Elliot Easton, guitarist for the Cars.

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Other segments from the episode on March 5, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 5, 1997: Interview with David Foster Wallace; Interview with Amy Rigby; Review of the television show "Ira Gershwin at 100."

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