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Mary McHugh

Mary McHugh is the author of nine books, one of which is Special Siblings:  Growing Up With Someone With a Disability, a memoir about growing up with her brother Jack who has cerebral palsy and mental retardation. Her most recent books are How Not to be A Little Old Lady, and Eat This.

Mary worked for The New York Times for eight years as a writer, researcher and copy editor. She was an articles editor at several national magazines and a contributing editor to Cosmopolitan. Her story, "Telling Jack," which was published in the "Hers" column of  The New York Times Magazine, was nominated for an award for best personal essay by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her Good Housekeeping article, "Loving Jack," was nominated for an award by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Her articles can be seen in Family Circle Magazine and Mary lectures on various topics.



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