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All the Difference

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Patricia Horvath's transformation from a visibly disabled young woman to someone who, abruptly, "passes" for able-bodied, reveals cultural and personal tensions surrounding disability and creates an arc that connects imprisonment to freedom. What transpires is both suffocating and liberating. Horvath's confinement keeps her from being seen, but also cocoons a deeply person ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Etruscan Press
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Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Patricia Horvath is a bookish college professor much more at home in sedentary pursuits — sitting in her writing chair, tucking away in the library — than in active ones. She never learned to ride a bike, always struck out at bat, and failed her school fitness tests.

As she describes in her memoir, All the Difference, her rejection of physical activities is mainly due to her bones, her body inhibited early on by severe scoliosis. Horvath’s book is a beautiful chronicling of her adolescent struggl
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This memoir is excellent, written with humor and insight to overcome the sadness of many of the events.
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