Paul Auster

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Paul Auster remembers the car accident that nearly killed him and his family. It's one of a series of brushes with death from his new book, "Winter Journal." Auster also recalls dirty fights as a child, sitting next to his mother's lifeless body as an adult, the crumbling of his first marriage and the slow breakdown of his own body over time. Paul Auster joins us to talk about aging, death and the power of the written word.

Guests:

Paul Auster, author of "Winter Journal" and other books including "Moon Palace," "The Invention of Solitude" and "The Brooklyn Follies"

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