I Live a Life Like Yours

ebook a 'revolutionary' (David Mitchell) memoir that rewrites our understanding of disability

By Jan Grue

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'Compelling, unconventional. Genius' Michael J. Fox, New York Times 'Up-ends received wisdom about disability, testifies to an uncrushable spirit and an ordinary, extraordinary family... Revolutionary' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas 'A profound, contemplative work' New Statesman 'A powerful examination... a wonderful memoir' Independent ______ Jan Grue was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of three, along with the assumption that his life would be narrow and limited. In I Live a Life Like Yours, he confronts this spectacular failure to anticipate the life that he lives now - as a husband, a father, a professor - and sets out to forge a radical new way to tell his story. ______ FURTHER PRAISE FOR I LIVE A LIFE LIKE YOURS 'Stunning... restrained, dazzlingly intelligent' Observer 'A quietly brilliant book that warms slowly in the hands. Artful' New York Times 'This is a voice that has found inventive ways to imagine and frame disability and difference' Raymond Antrobus, author of All the Names Given 'Sensitive and beautiful... Jan tells the story of how he came to his own understanding with exactness and poetry' Jarred McGinnis, author of The Coward 'Quietly but insistently radical, a book which demands space and leaves change behind' Jessie Greengrass, author of Sight and The High House 'A gift to read' Sunaura Taylor, author of Beasts of Burden 'All of us, whether we consider ourselves disabled or nondisabled, will understand more full what it means to be human if we accompany Jan Grue in his rich travels' Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, author of Extraordinary Bodies 'An elegant meditation... a tart and spare palate cleanser' Vulture
I Live a Life Like Yours