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Novelist Tom Perrotta, Sending Up the Suburbs

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Novelist Tom Perrotta, Sending Up the Suburbs

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Novelist Tom Perrotta, Sending Up the Suburbs

Novelist Tom Perrotta, Sending Up the Suburbs

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His book Little Children has just come out in paperback. It's a satirical take on parenthood and suburbia. One reviewer writes of the book: "It represents a sterling comic contribution to the growing literature of the Bad Mommy and Bad Daddy." Perrotta is also the author of the novels Joe College and Election, which was made into the 1999 movie of the same name. (This interview was originally broadcast on April 12, 2004.)

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