Sitting Pretty

by Author Rebekah Taussig

  • Publisher HarperOne
  • Year published 2020
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0062936790
  • Number of pages 256 pages
  • WorldCat

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About the Book
Book description

Born in Manhattan, Kansas, in the mid-1980s, Rebekah Taussig was 14 months old when she was diagnosed with a malignant cancer that attacked her spine. Two years of intense treatment left her cancer-free but paralyzed from the waist down. Taussig’s Sitting Pretty is a “memoir-in-essays” spanning personal stories and family histories, offering “a fierce and fabulous revision to entrenched ableist scripts” (Kirkus Reviews) through “spunky, self-aware wit, combined with education that never feels didactic” (speaker and disability rights activist Emily Ladau). ebook icon Audio book icon

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About the Author
Author description

Rebekah Taussig is a disability advocate with a PhD in disability studies and creative nonfiction, and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty, an essay collection based on a lifetime of experiences in a paralyzed body, tackling themes of identity, accessibility, bodies, and representation.




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