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. .