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A former newspaper reporter and investigative journalist, Meredith O'Brien has written four books in a variety of genres.

A Boston area writer, her latest book, "Uncomfortably Numb," is a medical memoir chronicling the impact her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has had on her life.

Her third book -- "Mr. Clark's Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears and Jazz in a Middle School Band Room" -- won an Independent Book Publisher Award (Education category) and was a finalist for a Forewords INDIES Award (Education category). It follows a middle school jazz band from a small Massachusetts town that's led by a charismatic music director whose students are grieving the sudden loss of a band mate.

"Mortified: a novel about oversharing" follows a fictional
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Uncomfortably Numb: a memoir

4.68 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2020
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Mortified: a novel about ov...

3.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2013
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Uncomfortably Numb: a memoi...

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Mortified: a book about ove...

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Mr. Clark's Big Band: A Yea...

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A Suburban Mom: Notes from ...

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A Suburban Mom

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