An episode from 8/2/21: A reading from James Garbarino’s 1999 book on violent young men, Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent & How We Can Save Them. Garbarino has written many other books on the topic, and this one especially can both continue to speak to us today, as well as seem like a time capsule before the internet went crazy, before smartphones, and before social media.
For these reasons and others, this episode is a good companion to only the third episode of Human Voices Wake Us, where I read from Mary Pipher’s 1994 book on teenage girls, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls.
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