My mom was a hand model! They used her hand completely unattributed in this movie poster, which she didn’t realize until she saw it around the city. She made a huge stink and got a big settlement and used that to see her first therapist. I like the story.
Attorneys for Perry countered that Gray doesn’t have the patent on sounds, okay?
Yes! I’m 6 years into a career that I love :)
I studied for the bar while going through a breakup. It was hell. My anxiety got so bad that I got up and ran to the bathroom and vomited 4 separate times over the course of the two days. Even my always-supportive parents were convinced I had failed.
Nope. These are typically career attorneys who serve through several administrations. Attorneys have ethical obligations not to make misrepresentations to the court, and they are obligated to withdraw from a representation when the client puts them in the position of either lying or revealing something that will inure…
Yup. I’m taking on all the things. Keeping busy helps. I worry about what happens when I no longer have to track down all her bank account info, and other busy work.
Thank god my dad’s childhood friends have literally been calling to check on him every day, so I guess you’re right.
Thank you so much for sharing this story with me, and I’m so sorry about your mom. I have sort of moved in with my dad for the time being, so we’ve got the togetherness part down... (we live in separate parts of the same city, so we won’t be too far even when I return to my “real” life, whatever that is)
I remember when you were dealing with your daughter’s issues, and told you that I was feeling that pain with you, because I know how hard it is to have someone who is SO important to you in so much pain, and being unable to fix it. I hope she is doing well now. <3
Thanks. I’m currently temporarily living with him so we can support each other (different part of the same city) and we have both taken time off work. I worry about what happens when I have to go back to my life in my own apartment. Sigh.
Thank you so much; a lot of what you wrote is hitting home. I have mentioned the possibility of grief groups/suicide survivor groups to him and he hasn’t dismissed it out of hand, which is positive. A lot of his life was built around helping her, so it will take time for him to re-center.
I lost my mom to suicide a week ago. She was a brilliant, wonderful, and frustrating person. She was a doctor who saved thousands of lives, but she couldn’t save her own — she struggled with mental illness for a long time, and tried literally every treatment she could. Ultimately, she lost the battle. I’m most worried…
I did this once. I was super shy and decided I would “fake it til you make it” and be more talkative. And... it worked, I ended up being permanently stuck as the loud one. Oops.
that sounds disgusting and I am almost ready to try it...
Ugh I have one of those summer colds that strips you of your will to live. Any favorite home remedies? Up to and including magical spells which will empty my sinuses?
I did my first big solo trip to London last year and really loved it! (But I had never been before -- if you’ve already been, ignore me!)
A family member who I’m super close with had a baby a couple of weeks ago and he is the best little smush! It’s so weird seeing her face on a tiny baby but I’m totally smitten with him. That’s my baby story!
Anna, I have been a HUGE fan of your long form reporting for years now and I just want to tell you how pumped I am about this book. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it.
I once went to Le Bernadin. Work thing. Hands down the fanciest meal I’ve ever had. I was sure the waiters could smell that I didn’t belong there. It was fantastic.
I got a lot better at dining alone after doing London solo for a week this past summer. Kindle definitely helps! Though I was also often on my phone mapping out my next stop since I suck at itineraries...