It’s April, and I’m back again spotlighting another nonfiction title that was placed on my heart.
Disability: An Anecdotal Field Guide for the Rest of Us by Tracee Lydia Garner
We’re all navigating our lives with the standard set of check boxes that include your formative years, lots of learning, and growing, bumps, breaks, and bruises as you move toward your higher education goals, competitive gainful employment, and eventually, family and long-term happiness. It’s often a blur, with little time to process affronts, challenges, and triumphs. In this new book about life and disability, best-selling author, Tracee Garner is touching on many sectors within this life with a clarity of disability lens as the ultimate viewpoint.
A Pathway and Guide Through Adversity with Truth and Humor…
In this new book, the author offers you the tips she remembers, stories of adversity and success, to document her personal battles with self and others in a position to grant or deny life-saving tools, equipment, and the access to freedom we all hold dear but often take for granted. The author encourages all of us to use the Field Notes daily to meet success and navigate each one of life’s seemingly impossible hurdles.
Topics in the book include: employment, mental health, education, family, physical health, travel, recreation, emergency preparedness, housing, and more, throughout the lens of that elephant in the room, the things no one addresses as you live a life because we to are trying to figure it all out and many of us keep the cliff notes to ourselves. How will you do any of this despite disability? It won’t be easy, but you’ll make it.
Who is this book for?
Anyone who could use some encouragement and real, candid talk about live with disability. Use this book to start to answering all those things that worry us but we don’t want to confront. Make a plan with this book for long-term challenges and navigating the “No’s” in life. Find what you need that no one wants to tell you, with a special section called The Parent to Disabled Child Manifesto. This book is for us all but especially anyone working with and/or raising children and young adults with disabilities, direct support, self advocates, special needs teachers, and the practitioners, caregivers, uncles/aunts and any member of society still ignorant in their thinking about the contributions and capabilities of Americans with disabilities. Sound advice through personal experience can make all the difference in the world.