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What Betty Knows
MEXICO- “She can't feed a cat, lock a door, or write a list. But what she can do makes all the difference in the world, especially in the face of devastating loss.” Readers of the Oprah magazine will be pleasantly surprised this month when they see that Mexico's own Monica Wood has a story about her sister Betty published in “Connections, Stories of our lives.”
Wood tells the story of her big sister, Betty, who lives with a mental illness, and how she handles the situations in life. Quirky, inspiring and heartfelt, What Betty Knows will help you look inside her life and others like her with a better appreciation of how they live.
“Betty is a magical person, easy to write about,” said Wood. “Everything she says is either hilarious or knee-drop poignant. And there you have it.”
Wood noted that she got a shocking amount of mail from complete strangers and that she plans to read the letters to Betty over Thanksgiving. “I'm very thankful to have been able to introduce Betty to many thousands of people, more than that, probably. I think the magazine circulation is something like two million-plus.”
Wood is the author of four books, most recently, Any Bitter Thing. Betty appears in Wood's Family Memoir, When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, which is forthcoming.
To read the full story, you can purchase the November issue of O Magazine at Rite Aid and Wal Mart or visit