read My Body Politic with admiration, sometimes for the pain
that all but wept on the page, again for sheer exuberant friendships,
for self-discovery, political imagination, and pluck. . . . Wonderful!
In a dark time, a gift of hope.
-Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
"Witty, original, and political without being politically correct, introducing
us to a cast of funny, brave, remarkable characters (including the professional
dancer with one leg) who have changed the way that 'walkies' understand disability.
By the time Linton tells you about the first time she was dancing in her wheelchair,
you will feel like dancing, too."
-Carol Tavris, author of Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion
"This astonishing book has perfect pitch. It is filled with wit and passion.
Linton shows us how she learned to 'absorb disability,' and to pilot a new and
interesting body. With verve and wonder, she discovers her body's pleasures,
hungers, surprises, hurts, strengths, limits, and uses."
-Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, author of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical
Disability in American Culture and Literature
"An extraordinarily readable account of life in the fast lane... a brilliant
autobiography and a great read."
-Sander L. Gilman, author of Fat Boys: A Slim Book
reader comments include:
“This is a beautiful book that I couldn't put down once I started reading.
Linton's account of her entry into the world of the disabled and her gradual
movement toward activism answers questions I've always been afraid to ask.
Besides being funny, angry, compassionate, frank, and always interesting--she's
a wonderful storyteller. The book reads like a great novel. It's as powerful
as James McBride's memoir, The Color of Water, and should become a classic.
Read it and you'll see why.”