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The Books Are Almost on the Shelves

A History of the Present Illness hits bookstores, mailboxes, and e-readers in just five days, and the excitement has already begun! Yesterday, I was at Book Passage, one of the Bay Area’s best independent bookstores, to sign over 300 books for their Signed First Editions Book Club. They were lovely – but that isn’t news. [...]

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The Next Big Thing

NOTE: The Next Big Thing is a blog chain, winding its way through the internet. Today, I’m delighted to participate by answering a few questions about my new book. Big thanks to NATALIE SERBER for inviting me to join in. You can find out more about Natalie’s NYT/SF Chronicle/Oregonian Top 100 books of 2012 story [...]

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An American Problem

It has been hard this week in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings not to think of children, and of all the ways in which they can be and are hurt. It has also seemed important to think about how we can help, if only by talking to the children we know and checking in [...]

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