How It Sounds To Be 50 : The Protojournalist A ticking clock, sorting pills, scrounging for change and the simple act of breathing — sounds that sum up one woman's life on Earth.
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How It Sounds To Be 50

Nancy-Lee Mauger's clock
Nancy-Lee Mauger
Nancy-Lee Mauger
Nancy-Lee Mauger

Click to hear the sounds of Nancy-Lee's life.

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Nancy-Lee Mauger, 50, lives in Needham, Mass. If you ask her, she will tell you: She has dissociative identity disorder. She used to be a professional French hornist. And she is now a visual artist.

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