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Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body (Audio CD / Audio)

Read by Taussig, Rebekah

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A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during t...he 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she longed for more stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn't fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life. Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.
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ISBN 9781094170015
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781094170015
Stock Available
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Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) Read by Taussig, Rebekah
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Disability: Social Aspects
Political Activism
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 191mm
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Audiobooks, Disabilities, Essays, Autobiographies, Women with disabilities - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade