Mary Williams: The Lost Daughter Saved By Jane Fonda

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Mary Williams’ journey started in an Oakland neighborhood dominated by the Black Panthers at their most revolutionary. It has taken her to the heart of rural third-world Africa. To Hollywood sets with Jane Fonda and Christmas holidays at Ted Turner’s palatial Southern estate. Along more than two thousand miles of the Appalachian Trail. And even to the frozen reaches of Antarctica. In her new memoir, THE LOST DAUGHTER, Believer andMcSweeney’s contributor and children’s book author Mary Williams braces herself to explore the past that shaped her. Despite suffering adolescent setbacks and pain that might have crushed a weaker spirit, Williams has found success, security, and a loving family. But even more, she has thrown herself into challenge after challenge, helping others—including her notable work with the Lost Boys of Sudan—and demonstrating what can be achieved through sheer will and faith in oneself. Hear her chat with Lee Callahan at the arrow:

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