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Missing Pieces: A Chronicle Of Living With A Disability

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The personal odyssey of a man with a disability, Irving Zola describes and analyses what it is like to have a disability in a world that values vigour and health. First published in 1981, a founding book in the fields of health and disability studies, this text considers his trials and triumphs.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 2nd 2003 by Temple University Press (first published 1982)
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Aug 10, 2008 Alicia rated it it was amazing
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I love this book. The title makes it sound depressing and serious, but I promise it's not one an overcoming adversity story. This book really dissects what being disabled in mainstream society is like; something that all of us will have to deal with as we get older and sicker. Hopefully this won't happen for a long time, but I think this is a book that everyone should read, as it makes disability less scary and gives you a great glimpse into what it's like to have a chronic condition physically, ...more
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