August 15, 2012

Samsa I amsa

Couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch episode 470 of This American Life - an NRP show that I praise every chance I get around here. The episode's theme/title was "Show Me the Way" and featured three stories of people making odd choices of to whom they turn for advice. The opener was a brief tale of a man whose divorce lawyer had an affair with the man's soon-to-be ex-wife. The next story was an incredibly well-told tale of a fifteen-year-old who ran away from home to live with Piers Anthony.

But the best tale - part three - was a story from the mashed-up literature files in which Gregor Samsa turns to Dr Seuss for medical advice. I was - and still am - amazed.

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