Fresh Air for Feb. 26, 2018: Essayist Breaks Free From Convention In 'Because I Love You' Hear the Fresh Air program for February 26, 2018

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"The job of a cartoonist is not just to capture a likeness," Tim Kreider says. "A caricature brings out aspects of someone's character that they're trying to conceal." Tim Kreider/Simon and Schuster hide caption

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Essayist Breaks Free From Conventional Relationships In 'Because I Love You'

Tim Kreider says the longest relationship of his adult life was with the stray cat. He writes about that, his fling with a sexual performance artist and much more in a new essay collection.

"The job of a cartoonist is not just to capture a likeness," Tim Kreider says. "A caricature brings out aspects of someone's character that they're trying to conceal." Tim Kreider/Simon and Schuster hide caption

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Essayist Breaks Free From Conventional Relationships In 'Because I Love You'

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Matt Young enlisted in the Marines when he was 18 and served three tours in Iraq. Tara Monterosso/Bloomsbury hide caption

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'Eat The Apple' Is A Brilliant And Barbed Memoir Of The Iraq War

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