The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Shut In: Loss, Longing & Mind Games

The case of the forbidden hot dog

We were all trapped.

In our own homes, sometimes in hotel rooms a continent away. In the worst-case scenarios of hospital rooms, more than a million Americans were trapped and condemned to die without so much as a friend or loved one to hold their hand.



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