Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Flagellating Kirkus Review


"Presley's writing is deeply emotional, sometimes excessive and a bit too self-flagellating," so say the good folks at Kirkus about my memoir, SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio, but they concluded with the thought that it is "One of the more honest and informative disease memoirs."

And that will tie knots in the knickers of my friends in the disability activism movement who work hard to remind every one that "a disease might cause a disability, but a disability is not a disease."

On the other hand, Holly Carver, the editor-in-chief at the University of Iowa Press, wrote me a note saying "I am really happy about this review, congrats, it’s extremely encouraging, way to go!"
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