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Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled
Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled

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Manufacturer: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Author(s): Nancy Mairs

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: Beacon Press
EAN: 9780807070871
Edition: New edition
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0807070874
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Label: Beacon Press
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Manufacturer: Beacon Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 212
Publication Date: 1997-12-22
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 1997-12-22
Studio: Beacon Press
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Used Book in Good Condition
Editorial Review:
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.
Nancy Mairs, a gifted essayist who is fierce and funny by turns, landed in a wheelchair years ago due to degenerative multiple sclerosis that has sapped much of her strength. She bends an agile mind and sharp tongue around the daily tasks of seeing eye-to-navel with a world that clearly prefers nondisabled "normals." One candid, pained essay tells of longing to give care, not just accept it. Others describe the shifting line in the sands marking limits she could live with; teeth-grinding frustration at foolish building practices that keep even public bathrooms out of her reach; and a discomforting adventure as an undercover agent exposing a drug fraud aimed at people with diseases like MS.
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