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"The Family Roe: An American Story" By Joshua Prager

Book cover for "The Family Roe: An American Story"
W.W. Norton & Company
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Book Cover for "The Family Roe: An American Story"

In the new book "The Family Roe: An American Story," Joshua Prager shares for the first time both the identity and the story of Shelley Lynn Thornton, or “the Roe baby” as she has been referred to for nearly 50 years: the child who was put up for adoption by the pseudonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, Jane Roe, whose real name was Norma McCorvey.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.