The Outsiders At Midlife

Here's an interview with the grown-up S.E. Hinton, author of the YA novel, The Outsiders, first published forty years ago. The book still sells more than 500,000 copies a year. It's hard but strangely comforting to imagine the teen sensation Hinton as she describes herself now, "a middle-aged woman wandering around the grocery store, looking to see what to buy for dinner.”