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My body politic : a memoir

Author: Simi Linton
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While hitchhiking from Boston to Washington, D.C., in 1971 to protest the war in Vietnam, Simi Linton was involved in a car accident that paralyzed her legs and took the lives of her young husband and her best friend. Her memoir begins with her struggle to regain physical and emotional strength and to resume her life in the world. Then Linton takes us on the road she traveled (with stops in Berkeley, Paris, Havana)
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linton, Simi, 1947-
My body politic.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607734821
Named Person: Simi Linton; Simi Linton
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simi Linton
ISBN: 0472115391 9780472115396 9780472032365 0472032364
OCLC Number: 60776662
Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Conscripts to the cavalry --
Brave new world --
Coming out in the West --
A special education --
Going away --
Pleasures and freedoms --
The design of my life --
I sing my body electric --
What I learned --
Weddings and marriages --
Citizens in good standing --
Lessons from children --
Rufus --
Odyssey of a sure-footed man --
The cripple girl & the blind boy go to the museum --
Our body politics.
Responsibility: Simi Linton.
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