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117: You Gonna Eat That?
Act Three


To end this show about parents and children at mealtime, a story about what happens when children have to become the parents. Dave Eggers' mother and father died when he was 21 and his brother Toph was 8. Dave became Toph's primary caretaker. He describes dinnertime in their home. You can read more about Dave's experiences with Toph in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Based on a True Story. (10 minutes)