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By Simi Linton

ISBN-10: 0472032364

ISBN-13: 9780472032365

ISBN-10: 0472115391

ISBN-13: 9780472115396

"I learn My physique Politic with admiration, occasionally for the discomfort that each one yet wept at the web page, back for sheer exuberant friendships, for self-discovery, political mind's eye, and pluck. . . . really good! In a dismal time, a present of hope.

-Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

"The struggles, joys, and political awakening of a firecracker of a narrator. . . . Linton has succeeded in making a existence either wealthy and enviable. along with her crackle, irreverence, and intelligence, it truly is transparent that the writer might by no means be prepared to settle. . . . completely enjoyable."

-Kirkus Reviews

"Linton is a passionate advisor to a global many outsiders, or even insiders, locate tricky to navigate. . . . during this quantity, she recounts her own odyssey, from flower baby . . . to disability-rights/human rights activist."

-Publishers Weekly

"Witty, unique, and political with out being politically right, introducing us to a forged of humorous, courageous, awesome characters (including the pro dancer with one leg) who've replaced the way in which that 'walkies' comprehend incapacity. by the point Linton tells you concerning the first time she used to be dancing in her wheelchair, you'll think like dancing, too."

---Carol Tavris, writer of Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion

"This awesome publication has ideal pitch. it really is jam-packed with wit and keenness. Linton indicates us how she discovered to 'absorb disability,' and to pilot a brand new and engaging physique. With verve and beauty, she discovers her body's pleasures, hungers, surprises, hurts, strengths, limits, and uses."

-Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, writer of Extraordinary our bodies: Figuring actual incapacity in American tradition and Literature

"An terribly readable account of lifestyles within the quick lane... a super autobiography and a good read."

-Sander L. Gilman, writer of Fat Boys: A narrow Book

While hitchhiking from Boston to Washington, D.C., in 1971 to protest the warfare in Vietnam, Simi Linton used to be considering a motor vehicle twist of fate that paralyzed her legs and took the lives of her younger husband and her ally. Her memoir starts off along with her fight to regain actual and emotional power and to renew her existence on this planet. Then Linton takes us at the street she traveled (with stops in Berkeley, Paris, Havana) and again to her domestic in long island, as she learns what it skill to be a disabled individual in America.

Linton ultimately accomplished a Ph.D., remarried, and started educating at Hunter university. alongside the best way she grew to become deeply dedicated to the incapacity rights move and to the folk she joined forces with. The tales in My physique Politic are populated with richly drawn pix of Linton's disabled comrades, humans of conviction and lusty exuberance who dance, play-and organize--with ardour and commitment.

My physique Politic starts off in the course of the turmoil over Vietnam and concludes with a meditation at the U.S. involvement within the present battle in Iraq and the war's wounded veterans. whereas a memoir of the author's sluggish political awakening, My physique Politic is full of experience, social gathering, and rock and roll-Salvador Dali, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix all make cameo appearances. Linton weaves a story that indicates incapacity to be a typical a part of the twists and turns of existence and, at the same time, a special vantage aspect at the world.

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