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Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling author

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can shape an individual, how we experience stories, and how we relate them to others. Adam and Ali discuss finding oneself in stories, and the various forms of storytelling throughout history.


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