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Iowa author reexamines marriage & divorce in ‘This American Ex-Wife’

This interview originally aired on "In the Moment" on SDPB Radio.

A new book finds the celebration in separation. Part memoir and part manifesto, "This American Ex-Wife" reexamines marriage and divorce, particularly for women.

It starts at the end of author Lyz Lenz's12-year marriage. The book combines her personal experiences with other stories and data to create a defense for divorce.

We catch up with the writer and learn why she says the Vermillion High School speech and debate team are her people.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.