Nancy Devine's Writings
The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine
It always starts with a question from a doctor, unlocking the cascade of nothingness. Now all the doctors are younger than me, something that sounds inconsequential until it happens and you think: “a child prodigy who went to med school and his mother drives him to work.” No matter. The doctor asks about my health, then about a particular organ. A...
Write it raw; distill it, go deeper, sleep on it, and tomorrow read it aloud to your cat. Repeat.”
Nancy Devine was raised in the Bay Area where she rocked with earthquakes and political demonstrations. She attended UC Santa Barbara and spent her junior year in France at Bordeaux University. Later she wrote for a healthcare journal, a banking association,...