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In 2013, Emily Yoffe, Slate’s “Dear Prudence” columnist, wrote “The Debt,” about grown adults coming to terms with the parents who abused them in childhood. In this exclusive Slate Plus video, Emily tells the story behind the story. How did anonymous letters to Prudence lead to such a memorable, difficult story?
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