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Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham’s memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order was a National Book Award Finalist as well as appearing on “best books of the year” lists including the Boston Globe, the LA Times, New York Magazine, Salon, and the Washington Post. She is also the author of a novel, The Paper Anniversary, and her fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and is forthcoming in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Joan writes a regular op-ed column for the Boston Globe and has contributed on-air essays to the NPR shows “On Point” and “Morning Edition.” She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo.

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JOAN WICKERSHAM

Down the Rx rabbit hole

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

Filling simple prescriptions for eye drops shouldn’t take four days.

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By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

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A waterbus on the Charles?

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

A boat ride is often the shortest distance between two points. Would a waterbus work in Boston?

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Advice from 617 years of marriage

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

Don’t expect to stay married to the same person; all marriages are a series of marriages.