To Be an Author, Suffering Doesn't Hurt

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Commentary by Burroughs

With summer reading season about to begin, Michele Norris talks with publisher Jamie Raab and writer Augusten Burroughs about whether authors need to have had difficult childhoods in order to write interesting books. Raab and Burroughs say not necessarily, but it helps.



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