Kids hear their fair share of little white lies—your little brother came from a stork, the Tooth Fairy gives you money for the molar under your pillow, etc.

How's this for a little lie: You're safe and your backyard is not radioactive.

Kristen Iversen unveils the not-so-innocent lies of her childhood in Full Body Burden. Her memoir is a brilliant piece of investigative journalism that reveals the truth about growing up in suburban Denver during the Cold War: next-door Rocky Flats was a U.S. Department of Energy facility that churned out plutonium “pits” for thousands of nuclear weapons.

Iversen talks about the book in a trailer from Crown:

Will you check out Full Body Burden?

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