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Tales of Tragedy & Triumph, #111

Everyone has their own story. Some keep it close to the vest, while others shout their stories from the rooftops. In our latest show, we speak with several brave individuals willing to share their tales with the world—and to help others find voice, too. These stories, like many of our lifetime narratives, are filled with moments of beauty, the sweet happiness of love, and the terrible fact of tragedy.


Michael Paterniti

Michael Paterniti is the New York Times bestselling author of Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain. His writing has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Harper’s, Outside, Esquire, and GQ, where he works as a correspondent. Paterniti has been nominated eight times for the National Magazine Award, and is the recipient of a NEA grant and two MacDowell Fellowships. He is the co-founder of a children’s storytelling center in Portland, Maine, where he lives with his wife and their three children.

Sheila Nee

Sheila Nee is the associate director of “Lives in the Balance,” which is working to help at-risk youth change their own tragic stories to ones of triumph. She previously served as Director of Sales at the non-profit Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau and as Program Coordinator at Kids First Center in Portland, Maine, an organization supporting families of separation and divorce. Sheila assists Dr. Greene with all facets of Lives in the Balance operations and programs.

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