Glen had a disability more disfiguring than a burn and more terrifying than cancer.
Glen had been born on the day after Christmas.
“My parents just combine my birthday with Christmas, that’s all,” he explained.
But we knew this was a lie. Glen’s parents just wrapped a couple of his Christmas presents in birthday-themed wrapping paper, stuck some candles in a supermarket cake, and had a dinner of Christmas leftovers.”
Augusten Burroughs, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas