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Sally Quinn

The Washington journalist and hostess talks about her new memoir Finding Magic, her late husband Ben Bradlee and locating the spirit world

What inspired you to write this book? Taking care of Ben was the most spiritual thing I ever did in my life, but at that time I didn’t see it that way. A week or two after he died, I thought, I want to do this book. I have to do this book.

You describe yourself as more of a magical person

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