The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

By Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton

He Wanted The Moon book survives a fire

He Wanted The Moon Survives A Fire

On a late August evening, my daughter’s Cape Cod bedroom was consumed by fire.  Fortunately the fire was contained to her room, there was no harm to humans or canines, but she lost all her belongings, or so we thought.  Many days after this incident my daughter and her husband were going through their room [Read more]

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Shelves of Books

Book Club Appearances & Prompts

For authors Mimi and Eve, it’s such a compliment when book clubs all over the country are reading and discussing He Wanted the Moon. Thankfully, they’ve been able to attend a few this past week! On Monday the 23rd, Eve was the guest at a 15-year-old book club based in Brooklyn, NY. On Tuesday, Mimi joined the Pi Phi Virtual Book Club over phone (the club [Read more]

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Tony Kushner | He Wanted the Moon

Film News for He Wanted the Moon

Discover the latest announcements regarding the film adaptation of He Wanted the Moon Since the He Wanted the Moon was published (in hardcopy last year and paperback in February), there’s been exciting news regarding its film adaptation. For those who have been following the book’s success, here’s a quick recap of the recent film news, [Read more]

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Brad Pitt to Adapt “He Wanted the Moon”

This article originally appeared in Word & Film on December 11, 2015 by Kristin Fritz. — Earlier this year, Mimi Baird published He Wanted the Moon, the true story of her father, Dr. Perry Baird, and her quest to get to know him fifty years following his death. That heartbreaking, enthralling story, compiled by Mimi [Read more]

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Another trip to Countway

The original manuscript of my father’s work is a tall stack of thin, onionskin pages covered in his slanted, penciled handwriting. It is at once heavy, sturdy, omnipotent—and yet so delicate and fragile, the pencil subject to smudge, the pages susceptible to tear. It is the piece of my father I treasure most.

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