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Baltimore Author Wes Moore On Living A Life That Matters

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In 2010, author Wes Moore published a best-selling book, "The Other Wes Moore," which told the story of his childhood and early adulthood, as well as that of another young man, who grew up in Baltimore, in the same neighborhood and, coincidentally, with the same name. Their outcomes, however, couldn’t be more different. One Wes Moore was convicted of murder, and imprisoned for life, while the Wes Moore I spoke with graduated from Johns Hopkins University, went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, became a decorated war veteran, an investment banker, a White House Fellow, an entrepreneur, and television host.

His latest book picks up his story where "The Other Wes Moore left off." It’s called "The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters." When we spoke last January here on Maryland Morning, Tom Hall asked him to talk about the metrics he uses to decide whether or not one is, in fact, living a life that matters.

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