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August 20th Show

Frank Bruni says he was a "baby bulimic." In today's second hour we'll talk about his memoir, Born Round. Courtesy Penguin Press hide caption

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Frank Bruni says he was a "baby bulimic." In today's second hour we'll talk about his memoir, Born Round.

Courtesy Penguin Press

Dreams Versus Reality In Afghanistan
Polls are closed and the counting has begun in Afghanistan's second-ever presidential election. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne reported from Kabul in the lead-up to the elections, and she tells us what Afghans have said they want for their country.

I Was A 'Baby Bulimic'
Former New York Times dining critic Frank Bruni has had a self-proclaimed obsession with food. In his new memoir, Born Round, Bruni takes a hilarious and often heart touching look and his life long battle with food.

You're Safer Thanks To Joan Claybrook
Consumer advocate Joan Claybrook served as president of Public Citizen. For over two decades, she fought for safer cars, food and other products. Now she's stepping down. Claybrook talks about her advocacy work and the role that her organization has played in improving safety.