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Victoria Costello

When: Sat., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. 2012

Struggling with the psychological breakdown of her teenage son, Emmy-winning science writer Victoria Costello (and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Memoir!) went searching for clues throughout her family tree, from her own depression to the possible suicide of her grandfather in 1913. Along the way in her memoir A Lethal Inheritance, she finds scientific clues that lead her to a new recovery model. Costello reads on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Mrs. Dalloway's (2904 College Ave., Berkeley). 4 p.m., free. 510-704-8222 or

Stefanie Kalem

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