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Hope Jahren on Selfhood

"Each of us is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable." (Lab Girl, p. 31)

Video: Hope Jahren on Lab Girl

PBS News Hour: When geobiologist Hope Jahren sat down to describe the results of her research, she found that she couldn’t relate her findings without discussing the people who made them possible, herself especially. That revelation led to her new book “Lab Girl,” both an investigation into the complex and thrilling lives of plants and a deeply personal memoir. Jahren joins Jeffrey Brown to explain more.