Peter von Ziegesar's Looking Glass Brother

Monday, August 19, 2013

Peter von Ziegesar discusses his homeless and schizophrenic stepbrother, who he came to take care of. The Looking Glass Brother is about growing up among Long Island’s gilded age families and tells the story of how his stepbrother, Little Peter, came into his life.


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Comments [3]

Elizabeth Oestreicher from Shawnee Mission, KS

I remember Little Peter when he was at a school on the Upper East Side where my ex-husband taught music. He was a brilliant musician and I remember thinking..."this kid's future is assured...he will go far." He is lucky to have you, Peter.

Sep. 27 2013 03:59 PM
Stella from downtown

Thanks, Leonard, for this deeply moving interview. I can't wait to read von Ziegesar's elegiac, courageous memoir.

Aug. 19 2013 12:59 PM
Michelle Lederer

This reminds me of the book 'I know This Much is true' by Wally Lamb.

Aug. 19 2013 12:54 PM

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