121: Twentieth Century Man

121: Twentieth Century Man

Jan 29, 1999
One thing that makes our country different from most others is this idea that you can re-create yourself as someone you'd prefer to be...sell everything off, head out west, start a new life.  But what happens if you're too good at it?  At throwing everything out and starting over?

  • The tendency toward self-reinvention is so deep in American culture that we have an entire industry, a self-help industry, telling us how to transform ourselves into someone new. And usually, we see this as a positive thing. But what happens if you're too good at it, at throwing everything off, starting over from scratch?ChildrenDeathDivorceFamilyFathersHistoryMarriageRelationshipssiblings

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Keith Aldrich with his daughter, Gillian Aldrich.

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