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Maya Forbes recalls her loving, troubled father in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

Maya Forbes recalls her loving, troubled father in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

Maya Forbes recalled her father as a great storyteller, "a very compassionate person." Cameron Forbes also was bipolar. When Maya was 6, her parents separated after her father had a series of manic breakdowns. With her younger sister, Pink Martini lead singer China Forbes, and her mother, Peggy, Maya moved from their home in the Massachusetts countryside to a small apartment in Cambridge. Unable to earn a decent wage, Maya's mother enrolled in Columbia Business School in New York to get an MBA. A doctor said Cameron needed routine in his life, so Peggy had him become the primary caregiver while she attended school during the week. "Infinitely Polar Bear,"...

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