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Pauline Dakin

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The journalist Pauline Dakin discusses her memoir Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood (Viking, 2017), family, and the delusional disorder that affected her family’s life, with Joseph Planta.


Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Pauline Dakin (Viking, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Pauline Dakin joins me now. Her memoir Run, Hide, Repeat is a riveting book; one that’s gotten a lot good notices. Pauline and her brother are uprooted a couple of times by their mother and their childhood is one that’s spent on the run. When young Pauline asks why, her mother says she’ll explain later. When Pauline’s 23 years old, and already a journalist, she’s told by her mother, and Stan Sears, a United minister whom her mother has confided in, sought therapy from, and worked for, say that they’ve been running from the mob and that they’re being protected by an elaborate covert group. Eventually, Pauline’s fears for the situation she’s led to believe they’re in, become suspicions. She realises what’s happened, and lays it bear in this book. It’s a compelling read, and I’ll get Ms. Dakin to tell us as much as she’d like about it. Pauline Dakin is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, television, and in print, and is probably best known as host of CBC Radio’s Atlantic Voice, and as a health reporter of CBC News. She lives in Halifax but joined me from here in Vancouver last week. The book is published by Viking. Its full title is Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Pauline Dakin; Ms. Dakin, good morning.

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