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Writer Laura Hillenbrand and Random House editor Jonathan Karp on this edition of Fresh Air. Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the best selling book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, about the horse who became a racetrack sensation in the 1930s. Her book is the basis of the new film starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, and Chris Cooper. Hillenbrand has chronic fatugue syndrome and during the writing of Seabiscuit, she almost never left her home. She has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for 15 years. Jonathan Karp was Laura Hillenbrand's editor at Random House for Seabiscuit. He'll talk about working with Hillenbrand, who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and had the illness while she was writing the best-selling book. Karp was also the editor of The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean. (Broadcast Date: July 29, 2003)
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