Deanna and her husband, Peter S. Goodman, discussing the story behind GIRL IN GLASS on MSNBC:

NPR’s Arun Rath interviews Deanna on All Things Considered:

Deanna reading an excerpt of GIRL IN GLASS on PBS NewsHour:

Twenty-five weeks into her pregnancy, Deanna Fei was rushed to the hospital, where she received an emergency C-section. After three arduous months, she and her husband were finally able to take home their baby girl Mila.But shortly after this milestone, the family was thrust into a public controversy. At the very center was their baby, and AOL.Fei shares the experience in a new memoir called “Girl in Glass: How My ‘Distressed Baby’ Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak and Miracles.”

Posted by PBS NewsHour on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Deanna and her new memoir, GIRL IN GLASS, were recently featured on PBS NewsHour, Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, Australia’s ABC Radio National, and many other outlets. She has also appeared on the Today Show, the CBS Evening News, CNN, and MSNBC to speak out on behalf of her infant daughter.

Deanna frequently gives talks on the financial and emotional fallout of a premature birth; trauma, shame, and the healing power of storytelling; the perils of employer-based healthcare; medical privacy as a civil rights issue; and the parent’s perspective in the NICU. 

She is currently partnering with March of Dimes to help raise awareness of the true tolls of prematurity and Graham’s Foundation to help advocate for families of premature babies. She works with Patient Privacy Rights to bring attention to the urgent need to protect Americans' imperiled right to medical privacy. 

Deanna also gives talks on topics including learning to live in the moment as a parent, “finding your voice,” “the journey to finish your novel,” Asian American identity, mothers and daughters, and family history and memory, at forums such as the Museum of Chinese in America, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, the OCA National Convention, the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, the China Fulbright Program, and schools and universities nationwide. 

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More on “distressed babies”:

Interviews on Deanna Fei’s debut novel, A Thread of Sky