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Larissa MacFarquhar

Larissa MacFarquhar is an American writer known for her profiles in The New Yorker. Her book "Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help" explores the motivations of people who take altruism to extremes. MacFarquhar is married to the writer Philip Gourevitch.


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