Oscar Hijuelos on Thoughts Without Cigarettes

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos talks about the real people and places that have influenced his life and, in turn, his writing. His memoir Thoughts Without Cigarettes is an account of growing up in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, his stay at a Dickensian home for terminally ill children, and his quest for his true identity into adulthood, revealing the true stories and indelible memories that shaped his work.