Ira reads an excerpt from James Ellroy's memoir My Dark Places.
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David Sedaris, on his mother's lung cancer.
Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in Chicago.
Julie throws up.
Brett Leveridge reads from his column for Might magazine, which he turned into the book Men My Mother Dated and Other Mostly True Tales.
Hilton Als reads an excerpt from his book The Women. (12 minutes)