Heather O'Neill: The Least Wonderful Time of the Year?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

For novelist Heather O'Neill the holidays aren't exactly a Hallmark experience. They bring up traumatic memories and feelings of anxiety and intense sadness. She joins us to discuss the season and her book, "Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons from my Father," about some of the positive things she took from her difficult relationship with her father.
Episode:
When the Holidays are Difficult
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Society
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Dec 18, 2020
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