If you've ever fallen in love with a place while on vacation and wondered what it would be like to live there for more than a usual vacation's worth of time, you're my reader. Step right into a vicarious travel experience as Larry Lawyer and I try to make ourselves at home in Provence. Stay with us -- we've got a virtual guest room -- as we spend a month in each of four consecutive years in the pretty, medieval town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue - pronounced 'Leel sur la Sorg' - in the heart of Provence." Don't worry if you can't speak or understand French. Hang out with us for a while and you'll speak it as badly as we do.

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I am not a saint; I’m you.

Sep 20, 2012

Before Random House published it, five major publishers turned down Intensive Care, my book about bringing up a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They thought the mother was "unsympathetic." She said the f-word.

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Good-bye: An open letter

Jun 06, 2014

Good-bye: An open letter to parents, relatives, and friends of boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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What you told your sons about dying

Mar 30, 2014

YOUR RESPONSES TO MY BLOG, TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL were, by turns, honest, sensitive, evasive and surprising.

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To Tell or not to Tell – That is the question

Feb 20, 2014

Should I have told Peter that he was going to die? This is a question that haunted me during Pete’s15 ½ year lifetime and for the three decades since. I never made a conscious decision not to tell him.

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Dec 04, 2013

SIBLINGS: Nobody – not parents, not children – escape this worst kind of sibling rivalry.

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Abortion: Your voices, Pro and Con

Sep 28, 2013

I asked parents of boys with DMD to speak candidly about whether or not you would have an abortion at ten months if you knew that your child would have DMD.

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Would you abort?

Sep 07, 2013

If you were contemplating getting pregnant again, would you want to take advantage of prenatal testing to learn if your fetus was male and had DMD?

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My Speech delivered at the PPMD Conference in Baltimore

Jun 29, 2013

My husband Larry and I are here today as DMD veterans – relics, really. I am not an expert on anything except our son Peter, who was diagnosed with DMD in 1968 at the age of 2, and died in 1980 at the age of 15. I have no credentials, unless you count perspective.

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Liza and Me

Jun 19, 2013

The truth about my romance with Liza Minnelli

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Crazy #2

May 15, 2013

Crazy is normal when you're trying to save your child's life.
Read Crazy #1 first!

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