Dear Nobody

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Young adult literature these days is full of dystopian landscapes, vampires and magical fantasy worlds. But a new book brings a different voice to the mix. A real voice. It’s called Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose. It’s a collection of diary entries by a teenage girl who died 15 years ago of cystic fibrosis. The entries chronicle her struggles with illness, alcoholism and an abusive home life. It’s an unusually gritty and raw look at the life of an American teenager.

Credits

Guests:
Gillian McCain - Poet and author; co-editor of “Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose”, Legs McNeil - Author and columnist for Vice magazine; co-editor of “Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose” - @Legs__McNeil

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott