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Author Falk-Allen, Francine, 1947- author.

Title Not a poster child : living well with a disability : a memoir / Francine Falk-Allen.

Publication Info. Berkely, CA : She Writes Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B FALK-ALLEN FRANCINE F    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B FALK-ALLEN, F.    Check Shelf
Description 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-362).
Summary Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement--but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual or late effects of polio, this virus has never been old news. Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk. Here, she tells the story of how a toddler learned grown-up lessons too soon; a schoolgirl tried her best to be a "normie," on into young adulthood; and a woman finally found her balance, physically and spiritually. In lucid, dryly humorous prose, she also explores how her disability has affected her choices in living a fulfilling (and amusing) life in every area--relationships, career, religion (or not), athleticism, artistic expression, and aging, to name a few. A clear-eyed examination of living with a handicap, Not a Poster Child is one woman's story of finding her way to a balanced life--one with a little cheekiness and a lot of joy.
Subject Falk-Allen, Francine, 1947- -- Health.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
People with disabilities -- United States -- Biography.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Inspiration & Personal Growth.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities.
Health. (OCoLC)fst00952743
People with disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057245
Poliomyelitis -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst01068836
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781631523915 (paperback)
1631523910 (paperback)
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