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Author Etmanski, Al, 1947-
Title The power of disability : 10 lessons for surviving, thriving, and changing the world / Al Etmanski
Imprint Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2020]

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Author Etmanski, Al, 1947-
Subject Disability awareness.
Resilience (Personality trait)
People with disabilities -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 200 pages)
Summary "This book reminds us of what we have in common: the power to create a good life for ourselves and for others, no matter what the world has in store for us."--Michael J. Fox This book reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history. They have been instrumental in the growth of freedom and birth of democracy. They have produced heavenly music and exquisite works of art. They have unveiled the scientific secrets of the universe. They are among our most popular comedians, poets, and storytellers. And at 1.2 billion, they are also the largest minority group in the world. Al Etmanski offers ten lessons we can all learn from people with disabilities, illustrated with short, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories of one hundred individuals from twenty countries. Some are familiar, like Michael J. Fox, Greta Thunberg, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, and Temple Grandin. Others deserve to be, like Evelyn Glennie, a virtuoso percussionist who is deaf--her mission is to teach the world to listen to improve communication and social cohesion. Or Aaron Philip, who has revolutionized the runway as the first disabled, trans woman of color to become a professional model. The time has come to recognize people with disabilities for who they really are: authoritative sources on creativity, love, sexuality, resistance, dealing with adversity, and living a good life
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Dedication -- Preface -- INTRODUCTION: The Disability Advantage -- A Word about Words -- Lesson 1: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It -- What Gord Walker Taught Me -- Body Politics: Catherine Frazee -- Brilliant Imperfection: Eli Clare -- The Gift: Judith Snow -- A Brief History of Imperfection: Dr. Stephen Hawking -- If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: The Schappell Twins -- Hidden Wholeness: Parker Palmer -- Humanity Passport: Naoki Higashida with David Mitchell -- A Culture with No Boundaries: Carey, Shelly, and Zoe Elverum
Lesson 2: Funny Things Happen on the Way to the Future -- What David Roche Taught Me -- Funny Things Happen on the Way to the Future: Michael J. Fox -- Laughing Matters: Maysoon Zayid -- If at Birth You Don't Succeed: Zach Anner -- Changing the World One Laugh at a Time: Nidhi Goyal -- Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot: John Callahan -- Get Down Moves: Lauren Potter -- Smart Ass Empire: Mike Ervin -- Funny, You Don't Look Crazy: Victoria Maxwell -- Lesson 3: Label Jars, Not People -- What Cradle Heaven Taught Me -- The Mismeasure of Man: Stephen Jay Gould
The Power of Not Fitting In: Temple Grandin -- Dethroning Stereotypes: Peter Dinklage -- Identity Complications: Cristina Hartmann -- The R-Word: Timothy Shriver -- Breaking the Silence: Allie Cashel -- Label Jars, Not People: Edith Sheffer -- Branding Disability: Albert Lasker -- Lesson 4: There Ain't No Cure for Love -- What Phil and Wendy Allen Taught Me -- Hot, Wet, and Shaking: Kaleigh Trace -- There Ain't No Cure for Love: Leonard Cohen -- Love at Second Sight: Marlena Blavin -- Sex and the Gimpy Girl: Nancy Mairs -- Crossing Half of China to Sleep with You: Yu Xiuhua
Fifty Shades of Scarlet: Mik Scarlet -- Things Disabled People Know about Parenting: Ing Wong-Ward -- In Sickness and in Health: Ben Mattlin -- Lesson 5: All Means All -- What Ted and Josh Kuntz Taught Me -- The Elephant in the Room: Caroline Casey -- Krip-Hop Nation: Luca Patuelli -- Runway to the World: Aaron Philip -- Unleash Different: Rich Donovan -- Navigating Privilege and Power: Deborah Dagit -- Sharing Lives: The Village of Geel and Alex Fox -- An Authentic Doctor: David Renaud -- All Means All: Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint -- Lesson 6: Adversity Is an Opportunity
What Sam Sullivan Taught Me -- Mothering On: Christa Couture -- Breathing Love into Zika: The Guerreira Mothers of Brazil -- Radical Optimist: Helen Keller -- Adversity Is an Opportunity: Aimee Mullins -- Better and Darker Angels: Abraham Lincoln -- Image Maker: Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Breaking Ground: Pearl S. Buck -- The Dark Side of the Game: Tim Green -- Lesson 7: Art Blooms at the Edges -- What Geoff McMurchy Taught Me -- Art Blooms at the Edges: Yayoi Kusama -- The Heart of the Matter: Itzhak Perlman -- Black Beauty: Anna Sewell -- The Key of Life: Stevie Wonder
ISBN 9781523087587 (electronic bk.)
1523087587 (electronic bk.)
9781523087570 (electronic bk.)
1523087579 (electronic bk.)
9781523087563 (paperback)
1523087560 (paperback)
OCLC # 1135588625
Additional Format Print version: Etmanski, Al, 1947- Power of disability. First edition. Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2020] 9781523087563 (DLC) 2019030585 (OCoLC)1110125032

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