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Cockeyed: A Memoir
Cockeyed
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1586484400
On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. In this penetrating, nervy memoir, which ricochets between meditation and black comedy, Knighton tells the story of his fifteen-year descent into blindness while incidentally revealing the world of the sighted in all its phenomenal peculiarity. Knighton learns to drive while unseeing; has his first significant relationship—with a deaf woman; navigates the punk rock scene and men's washrooms; learns to use a cane; and tries to pass for seeing while teaching English to children in Korea. Stumbling literally and emotionally into darkness, into love, into couch-shopping at Ikea, into adulthood, and into truce if not acceptance of his identity as a blind man, his writerly self uses his disability to provide a window onto the human condition. His experience of blindness offers unexpected insights into sight and the other senses, culture, identity, language, our fears and fantasies. Cockeyed is not a conventional confessional. Knighton is powerful and irreverent in words and thought and impatient with the preciousness we've come to expect from books on disability. Readers will find it hard to put down this wild ride around their everyday world with a wicked, smart, blind guide at the wheel.
Saving Delaney: From Surrogacy to Family
Saving Delaney
From Surrogacy to Family
Paperback      ISBN: 1627781684
Saving Delaney is the heartwarming true story of a Down Syndrome baby and the unconventional family who fought for her right to life. Andrea Ott-Dahl, who with her partner Keston Ott-Dahl has with two other children, agreed to act as a pregnancy surrogate for a wealthy Silicon Valley family. When pre-natal testing revealed the baby would be born with Down Syndrome, Andrea was urged to abort the child. Instead, the Ott-Dahls chose to adopt and raise the daughter they would call Delaney, navigating legal, medical and emotional challenges. Studying all they could about care for their special needs daughter led them to create the Delaney Ott-Dahl Foundation out of their experience. Despite heart surgery and an array of other challenges, Delaney at age 3 is alive, thriving, and an inspiration to every loving parent on the planet.
Communication Variables of Cerebral Palsied and Mentally Retarded Children,
Communication Variables of Cerebral Palsied and Mentally Retarded Children,
Hardcover      ISBN: 0398023220
Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis: Achieve Your Peak Physical Wellness While Working with Limited Mobility
Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis
Achieve Your Peak Physical Wellness While Working with Limited Mobility
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592337414
Achieve real gains and remove obstacles in your path to fitness with Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis. David Lyons' program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes anecdotes from real people with MS, their limitations and how they followed this plan to reach their fitness goals. The customizable, high-intensity, calorie-burning workout builds lean muscle mass. Find advice and solutions for overcoming mental hurdles, nutrition fundamentals to properly fuel workouts, easily adaptable exercises, and motivation. Everyday Heath and Fitness is a road map for every person who wants to conquer a disease or disability, and just get moving.
From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability
From the Periphery
Real-Life Stories of Disability
Paperback      ISBN: 1641601582
From the Periphery consists of more than thirty first-person narratives of everyday people who describe what it’s like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. The stories are raw and painful, but also surprisingly funny and deeply inspiring. The oral histories describe anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity and love—in the family, at school, and at the workplace. Inspired by the oral historians Studs Terkel and Svetlana Alexievich, From the Periphery will become a classic collection that increases understanding of the lived experiences of people with disabilities.
The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me
The Pretty One
On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me
Paperback      ISBN: 1982100540
"From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of self-hate society strengthened inside her. But after years of introspection and reaching out to others in her community, she has reclaimed herself and changed her perspective. In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled -- so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identical twin (called 'the pretty one' by friends) to navigating romance; her deep affinity for all things pop culture--and her disappointment with the media's distorted view of disability; and her declaration of self-love with the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. By 'smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself' (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds"--
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Dear Marcus
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812993071
An inspiring memoir written in the form of a letter to an unknown man who shot the author in the back at the age of 13 and rendered him a paraplegic describes how he embraced forgiveness, earned a master's degree and became an advocate for the disabled.
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Dear Marcus
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0812983165
An inspiring memoir written in the form of a letter to an unknown man who shot the author in the back at the age of 13 and rendered him a paraplegic describes how he embraced forgiveness, earned a master's degree and became an advocate for the disabled.
The World I Live in / Helen Keller
The World I Live in / Helen Keller
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170679
Out of print for nearly a century, The World I Live In is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work—one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her sensations and the workings of her imagination, while making the pro-vocative argument that the whole spectrum of the senses lies open to her through the medium of language. Standing in the line of the works of Emerson and Thoreau, The World I Live In is a profoundly suggestive exercise in self-invention, and a true, rediscovered classic of American literature. This new edition of The World I Live In also includes Helen Keller's early essay "Optimism," as well as her first published work, "My Story," written when she was twelve.
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Haben
The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Hardcover      ISBN: 1538728729
Documents the story of the first deaf and blind graduate of Harvard Law School, tracing her refugee parents' harrowing experiences in the Eritrea-Ethiopian war and her development of innovations that enabled her remarkable achievements.