Reasonable Doubt

Who Gets to Decide What’s True in Family Lore?

I don’t believe my son about his Xbox Live suspension. He doesn’t believe me about his early years.

Jordan Shapiro
Forge
Published in
8 min readFeb 11, 2019

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“Please don’t talk about this in some interview,” my 11-year-old pleaded with me.

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Jordan Shapiro
Forge
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Author of Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad (www.FeministDadBook.com) Twitter: @jordosh