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Fresh Air for Oct. 19, 2017: For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed'

The teen protagonist in John Green's latest novel, Turtles All The Way Down, has a type of anxiety disorder that sends her into fearful "thought spirals" of bacterial infection and death. Jennifer Kerrigan hide caption

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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

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Fresh Air for Oct. 17, 2017: Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

A 3-year-old Amy Tan appears with her brother Peter in this 1955 family photo. Peter died in 1967 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption

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'I Am Full Of Contradictions': Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

'I Am Full Of Contradictions': Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

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Fresh Air for Oct. 16, 2017: Scientist Warns Against Living In An 'Underslept State'

Fresh Air for Oct. 14, 2017: Jimmy Fallon; Thelonious Monk's Legacy; Noah Baumbach

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jimmy Fallon; Thelonious Monk; Daniel Mendelsohn's 'Odyssey'

Fresh Air Weekend: Jimmy Fallon; Thelonious Monk; Daniel Mendelsohn's 'Odyssey'

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