Leonard Lopate at Large: Sandy Hanna

Today on Leonard Lopate at Large, Sandy Hanna discusses reliving her unique childhood experience in “The Ignorance of Bliss.”

Sandy Hanna’s biography “The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon” recounts her experience of moving to Saigon, Vietnam when she was 10 years old, where her father served as a military advisor to the South Vietnamese Army.

From the crushing poverty and extraordinary beauty that was Saigon in the 1960s, Sandy discovered a world of streets, villas and brothels, where politics and intrigue were the order of the day.

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