Not a poster child : living well with a disability : a memoir / Francine Falk-Allen
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1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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|Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria||B FAL (Text)||37521530900564||AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf||Available||-|
|Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library||B FAL (Text)||78551000537787||Biography||In transit||-|
- ISBN: 9781631523915 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1631523910 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-362).
Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement―but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual or late effects of polio, this virus has never been old news. Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk. Here, she tells the story of how a toddler learned grown-up lessons too soon; a schoolgirl tried her best to be a “normie,” on into young adulthood; and a woman finally found her balance, physically and spiritually. In lucid, dryly humorous prose, she also explores how her disability has affected her choices in living a fulfilling (and amusing) life in every area―relationships, career, religion (or not), athleticism, artistic expression, and aging, to name a few. A clear-eyed examination of living with a handicap, Not a Poster Child is one woman’s story of finding her way to a balanced life―one with a little cheekiness and a lot of joy. Provided by amazon.com.
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