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NPR executive exorcises fear of ghosts in new memoir
Eric Nuzum criss-crosses the country in search of ghosts and discovers a host of inner demons
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Eric Nuzum was a self-described oddball in high school. His new memoir uncovers memories of alienation, and a present day search for the roots of fear.
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NPR executive Eric Nuzum grew up in Canton in the 1980’s.  His new memoir “Giving Up the Ghost” tells the story of a troubled youth, and a downward spiral that led to a stay in a hospital mental ward.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair talks with Nuzum about those experiences and his quest to shake an irrational fear of ghosts.

 

 

Eric Nuzum and "Giving up the Ghost"

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I thought I knew Eric Nuzum, having worked with him at WKSU before he headed to NPR in Washington.  But his new memoir reveals a side of Nuzum that few people know -  not his recurring dream of a little girl in a blue dress. …not that, at the age of 19, he contemplated suicide. …Or that he fears ghosts, and has a trick for getting over that fear...

 

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