StoryCorps Shorts: The Treasures of Mrs. Grady's Library

Special | 2m 46s

Judge Olly Neal grew up in Arkansas in the ’50s and didn’t care much for high school. One day he came across a book by author Frank Yerby. The cover piqued his interest, but Olly didn’t want to risk his reputation by letting his friends see him reading. So rather than check out the book, he stole it.He recounts how this book — and a little nudge from two helpful librarians — turned him around.

Aired: 08/15/19

Expires: 09/02/23

Rating: NR

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