Posted on March 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

NPR interviewed the authors of two new memoirs, both of which center on traumatic experiences from their school days.

The older one, having been released last week, is A Very Private School by Charles Spencer; he's a historian and the brother of the late Princess Diana.

A Very Private School unpacks the misery the author experienced at a British boarding school, to which he was sent at age eight, and the system at large.

You can read a transcription of or listen to the conversation Spencer had with Weekend Edition's Scott Simon

The newer one, just out today, is One Way Back by Christine Blasey Ford; she's a professor and research psychologist who testified that future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

One Way Back describes how the author decided to make this information public and the incredible, vitriolic backlash that she faced for doing so.

You can read an edited transcript of or listen to the conversation Ford had with Morning Edition's Michel Martin.

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