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Find A Place For Me Reveiew by Diane Gottlieb in Prism Interntional

“I have ALS.” These are the words Deirdre Fagan’s forty-three year-old husband spoke just days after Christmas 2011. Bob, the father of their children (who were then just three and eight years old), was going to die—soon. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, known by many as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological disorder that affects voluntary muscle movements. While the mind remains intact, the body becomes paralyzed. ALS is terminal. “There is no question whether you will die from ALS; there is only a when,” Fagan writes in Find a Place for Me, longlisted for Memoir Magazine’s 2022 Memoir Prize for Books.

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