New York Times columnist Charles Blow on his new memoir


    Guest: Charles Blow

    When he was a young boy, New York Times columnist CHARLES BLOW was sexually assaulted by an older cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is about how Blow came to terms with the emotional and psychic toll of abuse. It’s a complicated and touching story about sexual identity, growing up African-American in Louisiana, and how one man overcame despair, ostracism and victimhood to achieve his own measure of personal and professional success.

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