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Life After Hormones And Blood Sugar Go Beserk

Cover Image for Sweet Tooth, a memoir about growing up gay in the South and being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes


Tim Anderson grew up in north Raleigh as a gay, sugar-obsessed teenager.

At age 15, a month after he started to acknowledge his sexuality, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. His new memoir Sweet Tooth (Lake Union Publishing/2014) interweaves stories about coming of age and coming out; it uses humor and post-punk music references to portray his reluctant struggle to maintain control over his diabetes diagnosis. 

Guest host Phoebe Judge talks to Anderson about his life and writing.

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