Best of Book Video, Sept. 16: Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Lia Lee, the Hmong child who was the subject of Anne Fadiman‘s acclaimed work of literary journalism, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, died quietly in Sacramento on August 31, without media attention. Lee was 30 years old. The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media organizations reported the death of Lia Lee in articles this weekend. An epileptic, Lia could only communicate with her her eyes and through crying for the early part of her […]

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