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Exchange Exemplar: Recognizing That 'Normal Sucks'

Jonathan Mooney says there is no "good normal"

Maybe you're one of those people who tried for years or even decades to fit in, to feel "normal."

That status is not all it's cracked up to be, certainly in the thinking of Jonathan Mooney. He was consigned to special education and "the short bus" in his childhood, but overcame his learning challenges and graduated from Brown University with his first book written.

Mooney comes back to the subject of NOT fitting in, in Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines.

We revisit our interview from 2019 here.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.