Susan Burton tells the story of how she used a clever scheme to get over a broken heart. (17 minutes)
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. So is This American Life producer Susan Burton.
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Susan Burton rereads her parents' divorce papers—the fine print that changed her life forever.