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Smart Talk 06/28/2017: "PA Stories: Well Told" author

Smart Talk 06/28/2017: "PA Stories: Well Told" author

Most Pennsylvanians know that the Keystone State has a history of unusual, quirky and fascinating stories that make it unique. Superb storyteller, William Ecenbarger is the best-selling author of Kids for Cash and former journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine. In his latest book Pennsylvania Stories-Well Told, Ecenbarger compiles and brings to life a collection of his articles highlighting true Pennsylvania stories. These stories aren't just good stories. They are provocative, shocking, and gripping tales that explore the nuances of Pennsylvania eccentricity, culture, and history. Tune in for stories ranging from pencils, to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, to the Ku Klux Klan.
In his book, Ecenbarger tells the story of former governor Bob Casey's rare genetic disorder that led to an unlikely donor. The inspiring details of Casey's battle for life involving a double organ transplant are featured in the first chapter of the book "Intimate Strangers."
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