166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change

166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change

Aug 11, 2000
Three stories that consider the question: Does anyone's family ever change?
  • Host Ira Glass describes a children's book from the 1970s called Nobody's Family Is Going to Change by Louise Fitzhugh, the author of Harriet the Spy. On the surface, it sounds like a rather menacing title for a kids' book. But in fact, the story is about how kids can finally find peace if they stop hoping that their parents will ever be any different. The question is, though: Is it true? Does anyone's family ever change? (3 minutes) ChildrenFamilyFictionLiterature

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Julia Pimsleur, from Act One, with her brother.

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