Amber Dermont: The Benefits of an Unhappy Childhood

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Amber Dermont explains the benefits of an unhappy childhood.

"Though my parents were caring people, I could not escape my own sense of despair," she says. She discusses the influence of sadness on the imagination, and describes how this upbringing took her on a journey that gradually helped her imagine a life for herself as a fiction writer.

Four Thought is a series of talks which combine new ideas and personal stories. Speakers explain their latest thinking on the trends and ideas in culture and society in front of a live audience.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

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Sat 18 May 2013 22:15

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