Here she is, world . . .

Chloe Beth Asch; photo by Dorian Asch

Our granddaughter Chloe was born last Thursday night. Miles seems just fine with her. Have you guys heard about “The Baby’s Gift”? It’s where the dethroned only child goes to hospital and gets a present from the newborn. Retail doesn’t miss a trick.

(At least it’s better than The Diaper Game. I am never going to a baby shower again.)

Alice Hoffman About Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty best-selling titles for adults, including Practical Magic and The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Her latest novel for children is Nightbird (Lamb/Random), reviewed in this issue.


  1. Victoria Stapleton says:

    That is the cuuuuutest little bebe. It almost makes me want one. Mazel Tov!

  2. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  3. Mazel tov! What a blessing for your family. A boy and now a girl–lovely!

  4. Elena Abós says:

    Congratulations, grampa Roger. She is beautiful.

  5. Congratulations, Roger and Richard! I have a lot of trouble imagining you at a baby shower, however. Can’t stand them myself. Does that make me a bad person?

  6. How splendid! Congratulations and best wishes to you and Richard.

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