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Between Myself and Them: Stories of Disability and Difference

Between Myself and Them    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-896764-99-1
Pages 222
Language English only
Price on sale $11.50 (reduced from $18.95)
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Edited by Carol Krause.
Published by Second Story Press, 2005.


Between Myself and Them is a book about disability like you’ve never heard it discussed before. Gutsy, frank, provocative, and even confrontational, the twenty-three contributors to this first-person anthology trace the myriad of feelings and experiences that go along with growing up disabled across different genders, cultures, classes, and sexualities.

For the first time, young adults share their real experiences living with disability. This collection of first-person narratives and dialogues is grouped into sections pertaining to different aspects of the writers’ lives, including education and work, family and relationships, health and wellness, self-image and sexual relations and includes photographs of the contributing authors. From invisible conditions like chronic depression and diabetes to more apparent ones like cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the authors in these memoirs represent a diversity of disabilities and abilities.

Between Myself and Them is a rich and diverse set of stories that challenge a homogeneous interpretation of a group of individuals who are sometimes collectively referred to as “the disabled.” This book is a valuable resource for families, educators, libraries, community groups, and health and wellness professionals.

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