Memoir: Daughter Dearest

A wild, consuming passion drove Kathryn Harrison to have a third child at the age of 39. Little did she know that this time, motherhood would plunge her deep into the mysteries of her past.

By Kathryn Harrison
mother and daughter at beach image
The author with her daughter Julia on Iron Pier Beach, Long Island, 2002.
Photograph: Joyce Ravid

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First Published September 27, 2011

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Bruno11.09.2011

I am beyond dissapointed at MORE for publishing Kathryn HArrison's story, but not for the most obvious reasons. I didn't make it past her first paragraph before I got a hint of her character. Do you know how offensive it is to write Down Syndrome and associate it with the word blight? The remainder of the article did nothing to change my opinion of Ms. Harrison. She seems to need to wallow in her "glass half empty" approach to life. MORE magazine, you should be aware that October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. All of your competition selects stories to honor that. As a magazine that has older mother's as your reading audience, maybe you should be more careful next time.

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