Nov 03


Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse.

Read more about Against Medical Advice: One Family’s Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery.

Jun 20

1911. With Helen Keller’s letters of 1887-1901 and a supplementary account of her education, including passages from the reports and letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan. This book is divided into three parts. The first two, Helen Keller’s story and the extracts from her letters, form a complete account of her life as far as she can give it. She cannot explain much of her education, and since a knowledge of that is necessary to an understanding of what sh… More >>

Story of My Life

Jun 19

Death Be Not Proud

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Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father’s memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy. … More >>

Death Be Not Proud

Jun 18

This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. Whatever direction they have come from, they share a common will to change society so that disabled people get a fair deal.There are compelling biographies of – Sir Bert Massie: public servant; Lord (Jack) Ashley: Labour politician; Rachel Hurst: activist and campaigner; Tom Shakespeare: academic; Phil Friend: entrepreneur and business consultant; Peter White: broadcaster; Mat Fraser: actor, musician and performer; Andrew Lee: activist and campaigner; and, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson: Paralympic champion. “Defying Disability” is based on extensive interviews with the subjects and the people who know them.

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Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders

Jun 14

A mother tells how she ignored doctors’ predictions about her son’s fate and fought against autism to miraculously “”reach”” her son, who, now a recovered adult, recounts his own perceptions of his autistic childhood. Reprint. K. PW. … More >>

There’s a Boy in Here

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