Sep 14, 2001
In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a collection of stories in which people try to make sense of loss.
- How writer (and frequent This American Life contributor) David Sedaris and his family reacted when Sedaris's mother—a lifelong, unrepentant smoker—developed lung cancer. After a lifetime of barbed, funny remarks, no one in the family is prepared to talk about their feelings. (11 minutes)