228: You Are So Beautiful…To Me

228: You Are So Beautiful…To Me

Jan 3, 2003
Two stories about love, and what people mean when they use the word love. Or, looked at differently, two modern-day reinterpretations of the Frog Prince story. One concerns a pretty man falling in love with an unlikely woman. And an unlikely woman falling in love with a pretty bird.
  • Host Ira Glass explains how you can get away with anything if you claim you did it for love. (3 minutes) RomanceTelevision

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  • Veronica Chater explains the conflict in her house between her love for her pet macaw—a kind of parrot—and her love for her husband and three kids. The macaw wreaks a sort of low-level chaos in the house, because it wants Veronica all to itself. (10 minutes)AnimalsFamily
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    • "You Are So Beautiful", Joe Cocker, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Rankin and Babyface

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  • Another story of someone using the word love as they try to make sense of things. Russell Banks reads an edited version of his short story "Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story," which appears in its full version in his collection The Angel on the Roof. (42 minutes) FictionRomance

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