Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reading Hits Media-Newswire

(Media-Newswire.com) - Gary Presley will read from his memoir, "7 Wheelchairs: A Life Beyond Polio," just out from the University of Iowa Press, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live via the University of Iowa Writing University Web site: http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

The event will be recorded for broadcast on Iowa Public Radio's "Live from Prairie Lights" series. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by WSUI's Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City and WOI-AM 640 in Ames.

Allen Rucker, author of "The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Day and Was Paralyzed for Life," comments, "Alternating between sardonic and blunt, Gary Presley maps out an almost-50-year trek from infantile paralysis to post-polio syndrome to bonding with his power chair, Little Red; from helpless, passive cripple to defiant Gimp.


Carter said...

Good review--which it fully deserves.

Good to be on the radio. Hooray!

Jerry Waxler said...

Hi Gary, I started savoring the book. Reading the book jacket, I thought it was some of the best book jacket writing I've seen. And then the preface. Best again. Then the first chapter. Excellent. Terrific writing. The pages are flying by.

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