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Radio Curious visits with Don L. Brown, author of “The Morphine Dream: Delusions of Grandeur or Relentless Ambition? Sometimes it’s Hard to Tell the Difference”, a memoir about attending college later in life with only a 6th grade education, going to Harvard Law School and then walking across the country.
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
Imagine being about 36 years old having completed only the 6th grade, worked for years as a laborer, and one day waking up in a hospital from knee surgery to a dream induced by morphine for your severe pain. In the unrelentingly dream you to college, Harvard Law School and then walk across the United States from Boston, Massachusetts, to Big Sur, California.
Those sixty-three words summarize the story of Donald L. Brown, now 67 years old who had that dream and lived it. He’s the author of “The Morphine Dream: Delusions of Grandeur or Relentless Ambition? Sometimes it’s Hard to Tell the Difference.” He has 6 other forthcoming books some of which will be published in 2014.
Donald L. Brown visited the studio of Radio Curious on November 9, 2013 to share his story. We began our visit with his description of this morphine dream an actual event in his life and how he lived it.
The book Donald L. Brown recommends is “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls.
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