28 January 2009

Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio

Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio was recently
released by The University of Iowa Press.

The memoir is a history -- an American tale -- of my fifty year wheelchair journey after being struck by both bulbar and lumbar poliomyelitis after a vaccine accident in 1959. The Press says Seven Wheelchairs gives "readers the unromantic truth about life in a
wheelchair, he escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities and moves
toward a place where every individual is irreplaceable."

Other reviewers have called Seven Wheelchairs "sardonic and blunt," "a compelling
account," and "powerful and poetic."

We all live different disability stories, I know, but perhaps if you find the memoir worthwhile, you might want to recommend the book to others who are curious about what polio or disability in general.

Of course, the book is also available through
Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Gary Presley http://www.garypresley.com/

SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio

Fall 2008 University of Iowa Press

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