Episode 255: Susan Cheever

When she was 13, her father let her skip school to stay home and read in bed. “It was a great paternal moment, too,” she tells the New York Society Library, “to say to your child: I get that this is more important than going to school today.” The making of a reader, the making of a writer. With music from Tomas Rodriguez.

Person: The Ethicist
Place: her bed
Thing: her parents’ library card
Randy’s Thing: All The Pretty Horses

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