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Former Hellraisers


This episode was originally released on April 25, 2015. 
Every child has wondered of their parent: What were you like when you were my age? Who were you before I was here? And every parent has to decide how honestly to answer those questions.

In this episode, the Sugars respond to a letter from a woman whose teenage son has just discovered her high-school yearbook — filled with stories from her past life that she is ashamed for her son to know about. In answering the letter, the Sugars are joined by the poet and author Mary Karr, who has written three memoirs about her reckless youth and raised a son who was intimately familiar with those years.

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Amory Sivertson Twitter Senior Producer, Podcasts
Amory Sivertson is a senior producer for podcasts and the co-host of Endless Thread.



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