Posted on December 7, 2020 at 2:18 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Chris Stedman is another author who began a book before the COVID-19 pandemic and found it becoming eerily timely once the release date hit.

A few years ago, he experienced both a bad breakup and an embarrassing health issue that prompted him to stay out of the public eye.

This prompted him to reflect on the differences between online and in-person interaction and whether one should be considered more “real” than the other.

Stedman’s musings eventually became IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives, which he talked about with Morning Edition’s Noel King.

You can read their conversation on NPR’s website or listen to it below.

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