"One has to be a superb writer to lift the story about the wheelchair that Peter Weisman was confined in from his tenth year and waltz around with it so brilliantly. But that is what Weisman, who vowed that 'Peter's life must grow steadily and bravely upward,' has done. There are time when the power of Weisman's prose squeezes the heart like a sponge, but perhaps the best moments leave you laughing."
-Phyllis Theroux, Washington Post
Mary-Lou Weisman is also the author of Traveling While Married (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2003);the best-selling My Baby Boomer Baby Book (Workman Publishing 2006); and, most recently, Al Jaffee’s Mad Life (HarperCollins 2010). Her essays and feature articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly and The New Republic and she has served as a contributing commentator on Public Radio International. Intensive Care was made into a movie starring Liza Minnelli.