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Writer Sue Halpern Discusses Solitude.

Sue Halpern has written the new book "Migrations to Solitude," which explores the other side of privacy: seclusion. She visited a monastery in Kentucky, whose monks have vowed a life of silence, a prisoner in solitary confinement, and others, drawing out what it's like to be inescapably alone, and how people's versions of privacy differ. (Pantheon Books)

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Other segments from the episode on April 28, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 28, 1992: Interview with Jon Lovitz; Interview with Sue Halpern; Review of Mike Davis's book "City of Quartz."

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