Twin

A Memoir

by Allen Shawn

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Twin
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A Memoir
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The author of Wish I Could Be There highlights the difficulties faced by American families coping with autism in the 1950s, describing how his institutionalized twin sister was a part of a secretive and dramatic family environment also marked by his father's position as the editor of The New Yorker.