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Author Dani Shapiro on the danger of family secrets

Clip: 02/05/2019 | 3m 12s

After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent. She had been conceived using a sperm donor, and as was common at the time, the real story of her conception was kept secret. Shapiro shares her humble opinion on why not knowing the truth can cause more pain, rather than less.

Aired: 02/05/19

Rating: NR

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