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Author Steve Almond On The 'Bad Stories' Americans Tell Themselves

Courtesy Steve Almond

Author Steve Almond.

Courtesy Steve Almond

After the 2016 election, author Steve Almond tried to understand what led to America’s current political situation. A little more than a year after the election, he has some answers.

In his new book "Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country," Almond looks at the “bad stories” Americans tell themselves, deluding them of the truth underlying culture, race, and politics.

Here is an excerpt from a live "Dear Sugars" podcast mentioned by Beth Ruyak and Steve Almond in their Insight interview.

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