Debra Ginsberg

London-born American author of three memoirs and four novels. Two of her memoirs, including Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son's Long, Strange Journey into Autism, were based on stories written for the Reader.

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At Home in San Diego

Where I live, no major high-volume road cuts apart the 'hood. People can cross the street without becoming dead. The amoeba-shaped Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course and grid-busting canyons have made a rabbit warren of the streets.

What's in a Lunchbox?

A mom resists fruit chews.

It was Marissa who was the star of the group. Marissa had brought a packaged lunch direct from the supermarket shelves. The little container sported sections for small taco chips, taco sauce, and shredded cheese.

A Mom Fights for Her Son

Drugs and the extraordinary child.

There were several IV lines and a fetal monitor that amplified the baby's heartbeat to a level that was impossible to ignore.

Rules of Engagement

Ring of no return

He was on top of me, wrestling me to the ground, pulling at my fingers in an effort to tear the ring — that symbol of his love for me — right off my finger.

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