Posted on January 6, 2022 at 8:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The past few years have been challenging for most people, and US Rep. Jamie Raskin is no exception to that generalization.

The Maryland Democrat, like all of us, waded through the first, terrifying year of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to lose his son to suicide — and survive the storming of the US Capitol the day after his son’s funeral.

One of the ways in which Raskin decided to process all of this trauma was to turn to the written word.

His memoir, Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy, came out this past Tuesday, just in time for the one-year anniversary of the January 6 riots.

And on that day, he also spoke with NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly about the tragic events that led him to write a book.

You can read a transcript of his conversation on All Things Considered on NPR’s website or listen to the interview below.

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