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The Beautiful Life of Terry de Gunzburg

Doctor's Orders
Born in Egypt, Terry grew up in Paris and followed her scientist father into medicine. But it soon became clear that the Hippocratic oath wasn't in the cards. "My father told me, 'To be a good doctor, you really need to be passionate about being a doctor,' and I wasn't. So I decided to enroll at L'Ecole de Bazaar in architecture." Before de Gunzburg could start down her new path, however, fate intervened. Fate's name? Maria Carita.

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