Known for her bestselling cancer memoir The Middle Place, this American author published several other works, including Lift (in 2010) and Glitter and Glue (in 2014).
After graduating from Radnor High School (in Pennsylvania) and the University of Richmond (in Virginia), she entered the master's program in literature at San Francisco State University.
She founded a charitable organization called Notes and Words that benefited the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California.
Her marriage to Edward Lichty resulted in two daughters.
The writer Anne Lamott contributed to one of Corrigan's Notes and Words performance events.