Sitting Pretty

DUE IN AUGUST: I flew through Rebekah Taussig’s memoir-in-essays, Sitting Pretty.  Her fresh voice kept me reading for hours—delighted, outraged, embarrassed (with myself, for not being as “inclusive” as I thought), hopeful.  While it contains harsh truths about our ableist society and how we contribute to it, it’s not a lecture, nor is it accusatory.  First and foremost, it’s a lovely account of interabled romance, and not in the “inspirational” way—more like the “previously unimaginable because disabled people are consistently desexualized” way.  She talks about finding balance between self-sufficiency and reliance on others, about the relationship between womanhood and disability, about disability as an identity.  I learned so much—I wish everyone would read this book! Recommended by Mary.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062936790
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Published: HarperOne - August 25th, 2020

A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.