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Human Parts

The Stories My Mother Gave Me

Glynnis MacNicol on being single, childless, and suddenly motherless in her 40s

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For someone who has always been bad at math, I have a weird fixation on numbers.

Take my mother’s death. Officially my mother died on March 20. A Monday. This is the date on her death certificate and the date on her gravestone. This is also what the staff…

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Glynnis MacNicol

Glynnis MacNicol

Glynnis MacNicol is a writer and author of the memoir NO ONE TELLS YOU THIS (Simon & Schuster, 2018).