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.

Articles by Debra Ginsberg

La Costa, Del Mar, Valley Center, Talmadge, Ramona, San Ysidro, Lemon Grove, City Heights, University City, Mission Beach, Julian, Carmel Valley, Scripps Ranch, East Lake, Linda Vista, Serra Mesa

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.

North County mom says no to schools' treatment

A mother fights for her son

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

"I will get that ring back."

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.