Jennifer Gonnerman is a contributing editor at New York and contributing writer for Mother Jones.
"How much do we really interact with people who are different from ourselves? We go to work, we go home, we go to a party—I feel like this is a fantastic opportunity to meet peope who are totally and completely different, from totally different worlds, backgrounds, interests, countries. It's almost like a passport to a different world with every story. Once you make that trip and go into someone's home and really listen to them, empathy is not that hard to come by."
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- Gonnerman on Longform
- [5:00] Wayne Barrett's Village Voice Archive
- [10:30] "The House Where They Live: Inside the Sex-Offender Cluster of One Long Island Town (New York • Dec 2007)
- [16:00] "Blood Brothers: How Felix Aponte’s Kidney Transplant to Friend Robert Sanchez Saved Both Their Lives (New York • Nov 2009)
- [22:00] "Tuesdays With Judy: Battling Mental Illness With a Paintbrush (Village Voice • Dec 2005)
- [22:45] "The Man Who Charged Himself With Murder" (New York • Nov 2012)
- [27:30] Excerpt from G. Dep’s Memoir, The Autobiographical Rapping Dude: The Rhyme Book
- [32:30] "A Beautiful Mind: On Susan Sheehan's Is There No Place on Earth for Me?" (Columbia Journalism Review • Jan 2013)
- [41:00] Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett (Picador • 2004)
- [45:00] There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America (Alex Kotlowitz • Anchor • 1992) </ol>