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Waist-high in the world

a life among the nondisabled

by Nancy Mairs

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Multiple sclerosis,
  • Multiple sclerosis -- Social aspects,
  • People with disabilities

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNancy Mairs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC377 .M25 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination212 p. ;
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL984080M
    ISBN 100807070866
    LC Control Number96021819

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In Waist-High in the World, Mairs explores in her inimitable voice the subject that has always been in the background of her writing, but which she takes on here for the first time at book-length - disability and the way it shapes a life.4/5(21).

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Waist-High in the World A Life Among the Nondisabled By Nancy Mairs Chapter One: Plunging In. I cannot begin to write this book. I've made. Of Plaintext, Carnal Acts, and Waist-High in the World, this book feels most developed to me. These essays deal with representation of disability in media, the importance of accommodations, life as a woman with MS, and so much more, all from a feminist and deeply thoughtful perspective.4/5.

Waist High in the World: Yet because of its unflinching realism, this book is a significant contribution to the literature Waist-high in the world book human beings with disabilities.

In Waist-High in the World, Mairs explores in her inimitable voice the subject that has always been in the background of her writing, but which she takes on here for the first time at book-length - disability and the way it shapes a life. The result is a brave and beautiful book that will open new worlds for readers.4/5(4).

In opening Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled, Nancy Mairs tells readers that "in embarking upon this book about disability, I have committed myself to spend months contemplating issues and experiences that mark mine as an undesirable, perhaps even an unlivable life." (p.

Waist-High In The World: A Life Among the Nondisabled by Nancy Mairs. In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit. About Waist-High in the World. In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit.

Woe is not her, as she makes clear throughout this absorbing, laceratingly honest book. This social construction of disability is what Mairs most wants us to "get" in this passionate, penetrating book—and then get over. —The Washington Post Book World.

Marian Sandmeier. Vintage Mairs: sharply observed, deeply personal and always : $   Mairs writes with brutal honesty - about her body, her sexuality, about her family and friends, about the waist-high world around her.

Unlike other works we've read, which have been as short as a poem, an essay, or a short story, we're going to stay with Mairs through an entire book. Read "Waist-High In The World A Life Among the Nondisabled" by Nancy Mairs available from Rakuten Kobo.

In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: d 3/5. Waist High in the World is another installment in the spiritual autobiography of an extraordinary writer.

Nancy Mairs has had multiple sclerosis (MS) for 20 years. This debilitating disease gives the year-old Mairs the same view of the world that a six year old has when standing up.

In opening Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled, Nancy Mairs tells read-ers that “in embarking upon this book about disability, I have committed myself to spend months contemplating issues and experiences that mark mine as an undesirable, perhaps File Size: KB.

Get this from a library. Waist-high in the world: a life among the nondisabled. [Nancy Mairs] -- In Waist-High in the World, Mairs explores in her inimitable voice the subject that has always been in the background of her writing, but which she takes on here for the first time at book-length.

But diminution is not the whole of it. "Waist-high" also resonates with "knee-deep." This is no piteously deprived state I'm in down here but a rich, complicated, and utterly absorbing process of immersion in whatever the world has to offer. This is not, however, a "feel-good" book.5/5(2).

Reviewer: robert dorroh from Sonora, CA United States Nancy Mairs, with devastating honesty, chronicles life as a cripple (her choice of word) in poignant essays in "Waist High in the World."Beset with multiple sclerosis and bouts with clinical and situational depression, she offsets these stumbling blocks with joy, candor, eloquence, and cultural and political insights.5/5(5).

Waist High in the World therefore has some class limitations. Even so, Waist High in the World is a compelling, insightful portrait of what it means to be disabled in America. Kathi Wolfe is a freelance writer living in Falls Church, Virginia. Ten more striking essays from the remarkable author of Ordinary Time () and Voice Lessons ().

A bare-bones description of Mairs's situation&#;she has severe multiple sclerosis that is progressively worsening, and her caretaker husband has cancer with an uncertain prognosis- -might well deter the reader anxious to avoid either a depressing soap opera or a sentimental feel-good book Author: Nancy Mairs.

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Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled by Nancy Mairs avg rating — ratings — published — 7 editions. Waist-High In The World: A Life Among the Nondisabled by Nancy Mairs in DOC, RTF, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().Waist-high in the world by Nancy Mairs; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Social aspects, Multiple sclerosis, People with disabilities, Social aspects of Multiple sclerosis.