I’ve Never Written a Story Like the One I Did When Dear Prudence Readers Sent Me Stories of Family…

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April 17 2014 1:51 PM
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“I’ve Never Told Anyone This Story the Way I’m Telling You”

What happened when Dear Prudence reached out to her readers about their stories of family abuse.

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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?