Harriet McBryde Johnson





Harriet McBryde Johnson

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Harriet McBryde Johnson (July 8, 1957 - June 4, 2008) was an American author, attorney, and disability rights activist. She was disabled due to a neuromuscular disease and used a motorized wheelchair.

Johnson, who was born in eastern North Carolina, lived most of her life in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2002, Harriet Johnson debated Peter Singer, challenging his belief that parents ought to be able to euthanize their disabled children. "Unspeakable Conversations," Johnson's account of her encounters with Singer and the pro-euthanasia movement, was published in the New York Times Magazine in 2003.

She wrote Too Late to Die Young in 2005 and Accidents of Nature in 2006.

During her career as an attorney she specialized in helping people who coul
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Average rating: 3.74 · 499 ratings · 107 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Accidents of Nature
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Too Late to Die Young: Near...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Leaves Clapped Their Hands
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1978
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Ideas in Context: Strategie...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1998
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