I Live a Life Like Yours
Memoir by Jan Grue
In the last few years there have been quite a few memoirs by disabled people from Haben Girma, Carly Findlay, M. Leona Godin, and many others with even more coming up from Ariel Henley, Elsa Sjunneson, and Jen Soriano.
Today I am giving away 5 copies of I Live a Life Like Yours, a memoir by Jan Grue translated from the Norwegian by B. L. Crook published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
From the publisher:
Jan Grue was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of three. Shifting between specific periods of his life—his youth with his parents and sister in Norway; his years of study in Berkeley, St. Petersburg, and Amsterdam; and his current life as a professor, husband, and father—he intersperses these histories with elegant, astonishingly wise reflections on the world, social structures, disability, loss, relationships, and the body: in short, on what it means to be human. Along the way, Grue moves effortlessly between his own story and those of others, incorporating reflections on philosophy, film, art, and the work of writers from Joan Didion to Michael Foucault. He revives the cold, clinical language of his childhood, drawing from a stack of medical records that first forced the boy who thought of himself as “just Jan” to perceive that his body, and therefore his self, was defined by its defects.
1) Any disabled person in the US is eligible for this giveaway. If you already received a book from one of my previous giveaways, please consider letting other people have a chance.
2) The first 5 people to email the me will receive a book. If you do not receive a reply that means the books have been claimed or you did not include all the required information.
3) Send email to DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com with ‘Book Giveaway’ in the title of the message. Do not reply to this post!!
4) Include the following information in your message:
First and last name
Format you prefer (paperback, epub, or pdf), one type only
Please note: I will send this information along with your email address to the publisher who will confirm your contact information and send your book.