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Carol Antoinette Peacock

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I grew up in Maryland, in a suburb outside of Washington D.C. I am the oldest of three children in a family who loved books. I wanted to be a writer since I was eleven. Decades later, I am now a practicing psychologist and author of six books. I earned a BA at Cornell University, a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Psychology at Boston College.

My first book, Hand Me Down Dreams (Schocken, 1981), was praised in the New York Times Book Review and was optioned for CBS film rights. The book is an account of my work with four troubled adolescent girls who are able to break family patterns and create new lives for themselves.

Next, I wrote Sugar Was My Best Food: Diabetes and Me (Whitman, 1998), the story of how a boy
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