Amanda Bennett ponders ‘The Cost of Hope’

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Hour 2

“Doing nothing is not something I do well,” says our guest, AMANDA BENNETT, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and executive editor of projects and investigations at Bloomberg, in her new book, “The Cost of Hope: The Story of a Marriage, a Family and the Quest for Life.” Retracing her steps to doctor visits and poring over old financial records and complicated medical bills, she examines her search for a cure to her husband’s rare kidney cancer. The former Philadelphia Inquirer editor tells the story of meeting her unusual husband and her 20-year marriage as her family moves from New York to Portland, Oregon, to Lexington, Kentucky, and finally to a sad ending at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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