Off The Books

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What do you do when the person you love most turns out to be someone you do not know at all?


OK, so I had a friend, right, and she started doing the books for her father's business. And things - they weren't adding up. For some reason, a check was sent every month to an address she didn't know about. So she decided to investigate - drove out to the place, knocked on the door - a little girl answered. Hello? May I help you? My friend was shocked because this little girl looked exactly like her. Yeah, daddy had a secret family.

And it made my friend wonder who was that guy she'd been calling daddy? Who was he? Who was the guy sitting down at dinner every night? Who was the guy tucking her into bed? Was that guy a stranger? Sometimes the person we think we know best, we don't know at all. Today, we're going to explore that mysterious other, the person we don't really know. From PRX and NPR, SNAP JUDGMENT proudly presents "The Stranger." Get ready to pull back the curtain. My name is Glynn Washington and this is SNAP JUDGMENT.


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