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Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg
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Jan 10, 2009

really liked it

Myron Uhlberg's memoir of his Brooklyn boyhood in the 30s and 40s differs from others by his memories of being the hearing son of deaf parents. His parents had to make a life for themselves before ADA and Deaf Culture and I was more interested in those aspects, which he unfortunately (like I) remained an outsider. He of course, was closer than others to knowing the slights and denials his parents endured. He also had to shoulder the responsibility for interpreting for them as well as helping care for his younger brother. I can't call it "amazing" (5 stars), but I don't hesitate to recommend it.

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