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From the October 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Get the reading group guide for The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate, reviewed by O Magazine in October 2011.
Get the reading group guide for The Orchard by Theresa Weir, reviewed by O Magazine in October 2011.
Susan Orlean explores the fascination and cultlike following surrounding one of America's favorite TV heroes.
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