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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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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Crazy #1

Apr 11, 2013

How crazy can you get when you’re trying to save your child’s life? Crazy enough to go to a spirit healer? It was 1972. Peter was eight years old. He had moved to a wheelchair the year before, the same year that I read a book called Healing Hands. The book told the story of an Englishman, George Chapman, apparently an ordinary fireman in the Aylesbury Fire Brigade. Mr. Chapman was experimenting with the paranormal when he discovered that he was able to go into a trance and channel the healing powers of a London surgeon named Dr. Lang.

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