Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘9/11’


Remembering a 9/11 Angell

Remembering a 9/11 Angell
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I wrote this piece on September 20, 2001, at the request of the Writers Guild magazine, Written By, to remember my friend Lynn Angell. She and her husband, Frasier co-creator David Angell, died when terrorists crashed their plane, American Airlines Flight 11, into the World Trade Center. The Pasadena residents had just moved to Cape […]

Help a Child Go Back to School

Help a Child Go Back to School

September has arrived and many children—my 13-year-old included—are eager to forgo another day at the beach or hanging out with mom (boring!) and head back to their friends and the classroom. But for many children, the prospect of returning to school is daunting if their families cannot afford the required supplies. Jeffrey Lassanske and other […]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I didn’t read this when it came out. The breathless acclaim for this 2005 book, dubbed by many to be the must-read novel about 9/11, made me nervous. Four years after the events of that morning, I still did not want to be reminded of thousands of people dying; my imagination would not handle it. […]

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