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284: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Act Three

Because I'm The Mommy, That's Why

One day Virginia Holman's mother announced she was taking Virginia and her little sister to their cottage at the beach. At the time, Virginia didn't realize they were being kidnapped—that they'd be held for months, hostage to her mother's mental illness. Actress Catherine Keener reads this excerpt from Virginia Holman's memoir Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories from a Decade Gone Mad. (18 minutes)

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