Personal bios are really hard to write for those of us who make a living dramatizing bios for pretend people. Anything I write about me feels totally boring. But it is what it is. So here goes.
I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary.
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Do you believe in fortuitous mistakes? I bought this book thinking it was by another author, one I had read and loved. And I adored this book even more than the last. Only when I finished it did I search for the name of that earlier book – and realize my error. Not Mary McGarry…
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Please. No bickering about the title of this blog. We all know that COVID-19 is nothing to laugh about, not with so much illness and death. But during the years I fought Breast Cancer, I learned the importance of positive thinking. I’d make the lemons-to-lemonade argument if it weren’t so clichéd. So how’s this: When…