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Hope's Boy

Hope's Boy

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Today's gripping tale is filled with a heartrending cast of characters: a schizophrenic birth mom, an abusive foster mother, and the little boy caught in the middle. Andrew Bridge joins us to talk about his new memoir Hope's Boy. His is a journey marked by isolation and rejection. But the outcome is triumphant: Bridge developed survival tools to help him endure his harsh upbringing, and he eventually became a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Harvard Law School. And, very fittingly, Bridge went on to devote his career to children's rights. If you grew up in foster care, tell us your story.