Paul and his friend Jack Hitt were the two people Ira first turned to for help in creating This American Life. Paul was the show's editor for a while. He now writes for the New York Times Magazine and did a book about the Harlem Childrenâ€™s Zone.
Manny Howard talks with Paul Tough about why he loved fighting in bars and on the street, and about how hard it is to quit. Manny is the author of My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm.