In this episode, Laurie and Ann talk with Latanya DeVaughn, founder of Bronx Bound Books, the only mobile bookstore in the Bronx (and only the second bookstore in that area!), an area of over 1.5 million people. For years, Latanya didn't think it was possible to own her own bookstore, but when her son's recently-retired teacher opened one, something changed in her. Tapping into her savings, Latanya purchased a shuttle bus and began traveling from place to place to bring books to those who would otherwise not have access to new and gently-used books.
Here, the three talk about books and Latanya's influences, and about the rubber band as an analogy for life -- when the tension of following your dreams becomes too much, you either let go and release the tension, or you let your dreams fly and see where they take you.
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