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Waist-High In The World : A Life Among the Nondisabled - Nancy Mairs

Waist-High In The World

A Life Among the Nondisabled

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Published: 22nd December 1997
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A Life Among the Nondisabled
In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit.

Graceful yet gritty paradoxes drive this extraordinary book, which uses the author's degenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, as a window into a very particular soul. . . . Let the reader understand: this is not a book about MS, or about illness; rather, it's a chronicle of inspired adaptation, spiritual as well as physical, to limits. The aim is the creation of joy. -Sallie Bingham, The New Mexican "Woe is not her, as she makes clear throughout this absorbing, laceratingly honest book. . . . This social construction of disability . . . is what Mairs most wants us to 'get' in this passionate, penetrating book-and then get over." -Marian Sandmeier, The Washington Post Book World

"Vintage Mairs: sharply observed, deeply personal and always direct." -Michael Haederle, Los Angeles Times

"As helpful as Mairs's book will be to disabled people, what's most important about it is its lessons for able-bodied readers." -Kathi Wolfe, The Progressive

"Rich, startling and utterly absorbing." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Mairs's physical view of the world may be waist-high, but her intellectual and spiritual range is limitless." -Donna Seaman, Booklist, starred review

"'One sharp instrument is left me: my tongue.' This [Mairs] wields like a finely crafted baton, leading her readers to an ever deeper understanding of the human condition." -Yvonne Duffy, Detroit Free Press

ISBN: 9780807070871
ISBN-10: 0807070874
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd December 1997
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Type: New edition