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Dec 2010

Dec
1st

Moving piece from Allen Shawn on his missing twin

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This piece in Sunday's New York Times' T Magazine is a moving excerpt from Allen Shawn's new book, Twin.  Shawn is not only brother to actor Wallace Shawn and son of the legendary New Yorker editor, William Shawn, but a beautiful writer who wrote forcefully about his battle with agoraphobia in "Wish I Could Be There."  I quoted it in the first pages of my book, One and the Same:  “I wouldn’t be myself without her.” 

Shawn's twin was sent away when they were very young, and as we in the twins world understand so well, he never felt quite whole again.  . 

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/phantom-twin/


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