Scott Simon’s new memoir follows life with his mother

Scott Simon’s new memoir follows life with his mother
Scott Simon’s new memoir follows life with his mother

Scott Simon’s new memoir follows life with his mother

In 2013, NPR’s Weekend Edition host Scott Simon’s mother was dying. Rather than grieve in private, Simon live tweeted his last moments with her to share the experience and offer empathy to others who may be struggling with the loss of a loved one. Those tweets captured the spirit of Simon’s mother, the shared experience of losing a parent and showed how social media can bring people together. Scott Simon captured those tweets and expanded on his life growing up in Chicago with his mother in his new memoir, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. We catch up with Simon about the book, his mother and even his beloved Chicago Cubs. (Flickr/Jurgen Appelo)