That was interesting to me, as well -- the inner conflict (which is one of the things I was thinking of re the way TAL captures an individual's story). It was more complex to me when he spoke of his mixed feelings about being an interpreter for the US, though, than about studying here. What I picked up about the latter was an almost odd surprise that he was here on the US tax-payers' dollar, though I got the sense that he was good with his situation in general. Loved the juxtaposition of his having been a token spokesperson for Iraq under its Ministry of Information...and then defacto as a university student here!
Originally Posted by lisas3575
SugarNSpice, I still haven't seen the TV show but should record it. Like so many people who love radio, I was skeptical -- but the show got good reviews. The cloned bull episode was used on either Fresh Air or Talk of the Nation, because I recall hearing snipets of it. (How funny - radio clips of a TV show based on a radio show.) I think that was supposed to have been startling - that the story could end up being so moving.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct. - Eleanor Roosevelt