Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Writerly Ego

I tell myself I keep a "Google Alert" for "Gary Presley" to trace misuse of material I've written and published. I suppose that's so. But I also like it when people mention my name in connection with my memoir, Seven Wheelchairs.

Last week, I found another review, albeit a late one, via ...
Project MUSE's mission is to excel in the broad dissemination of high-quality scholarly content. Through innovation and collaborative development, Project MUSE anticipates the needs of and delivers essential resources to all members of the scholarly community.

... wherein Seven Wheelchairs was reviewed in ...

Rebecca Mallett Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio (review) Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies - Volume 4, Number 1, 2010, pp. 103-105

I'm pleased that it offered such niceties as ...
In a world where major book stores have large and prominently placed sections entitled “Tragic Life Stories”, this book resists offering a mainstream sanitised account. Seven Wheelchairs surprised me by spinning a tale in which it was familiarity that took me somewhere new.


... however, the review cannot be read in its entirety without membership in Project Muse. I did, however, get a copy.
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