This American Life guest Evan Harris looks back on the principled quit

Seventeen years ago, Evan Harris was a guest on This American Life because she wrote the book — literally — on quitting. She quit her house, her town, her boyfriend, and many of the other parts of her life and her identity. That was back in 1995. So while we were planning a segment around Greg Smith’s very public “I quit” letter to Goldman Sachs in today’s New York Times, we decided to give her a call. The This American Life segment is at the beginning. You’ll hear a brief pause, and then the rest of the piece is from our phone conversation.