The Rumpus

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Benjamin Christmas 2018

 

Many of you know that I’ve been working on a memoir for years. Today, I’m honored to have an essay up on The Rumpus that speaks to the heart and soul of the memoir. Please take a look at Death, Doorways, and Dance and feel free to share.

Thank you.

 

Joanne

 

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8 thoughts on “The Rumpus

  1. OMG Joanne. I am breathless. Your craft is beautiful, the story you tell, even more so. I am in awe.

    “Somewhere between irony and divine intervention lies the truth about why I deserted my life as a professional modern dancer, returned to school for a master’s in special education, and then had a son more handicapped than any child I’d ever taught.”

    Brenda Considine Considine Communication Strategies 4 Mercer Street • Hopewell • New Jersey considinecommunications.com • (609)-731-3737 (mobile)

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  2. Dear Joanne, It’s just beautiful! I am so moved by this magnificent essay. The art that goes with it is perfect. I know exactly what you mean about stopping as you are about to enter his room each morning, unsure of what you may find. I spent seven long Years doing that with our son. I hope you find a publisher. It deserves to be read by many people who will appreciate your honesty and superb writing.

    Bette

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Joanne,

    This post was so incredibly heartbreaking and beautiful. You are my hero.

    Jennifer Miller Public Information Officer/Parent Liaison Spectrum360 973.509.3050 ext. 271 spectrum360.org

    On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 4:20 PM Special-Education Mom wrote:

    > joannedesimone posted: ” Many of you know that I’ve been working on a > memoir for years. Today, I’m honored to have an essay up on The Rumpus that > speaks to the heart and soul of the memoir. Please take a look at Death, > Doorways, and Dance and feel free to share. Thank ” >

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