When Paula Poundstone was arrested in 2001 for drunk driving and child endangerment, she temporarily lost custody of her adopted children, went into a deep depression and was forced by the courts to go to Alcoholics Anonymous on national television.
Not one to brush anything under the carpet, Paula Poundstone took her personal and legal struggles that she endured under the glare of the media and put it to work in her courageous stand-up act.
Today, the unsinkable Paula Poundstone lives happily in her home in Southern California with her three kids, eleven cats, two rabbits, two tadpoles, a lizard and one big dog.
In her new book “There’s Nothing in This Book I Meant To Say” Poundstone shares her experiences contrasted with zesty biographies of Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln and Ludwig van Beethoven, to name a few.
Join us as we talk about the U.S. legal system, being a single parent, the legacy of Robin Williams, asexuality, and what celebrity would Paula Poundstone date if they asked.
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[Originally posted on: 02.13.07]