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Leg : the story of a limb and the boy who grew from it : a memoir  Cover Image Book Book

Leg : the story of a limb and the boy who grew from it : a memoir

Summary: "A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets--as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy. Greg Marshall's early years were pretty bizarre. Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the nineties) and you'll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he's crushing on half of the Utah Jazz. Add to this home video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings. Fast forward the tape and you'll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he's been living in another closet his whole life: He has cerebral palsy, a diagnosis that has been kept from him since birth. (His parents always told him he just had "tight tendons" and left it at that.) Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall's wellspring of wit and wisdom. Leg is an extraordinarily funny and insightful memoir from a daring new voice. Packed with outrageous stories of a singular childhood, it is also a startlingly original examination of what it means to transform when there are parts of yourself you can't change, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a tale of resilience of spirit. In Marshall's deft hands, we see a story both personal and universal--of being young and wanting the world, even when the world doesn't feel like yours to want."

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  • ISBN: 9781419763601
  • ISBN: 1419763601
  • Physical Description: print
    287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Press, 2023.

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Formatted Contents Note: I am Spasticus! -- Next week: Debi fights for her life -- Marshall family vibrator -- If I only had a leg -- Never get AIDS -- Suck ray blue -- The john -- Melk -- Seksi -- Heal thy angels -- An unsusual event for your social calendar -- Apr?s Bob -- More ham -- Corey -- Our Camelot, with chickens.
Subject: Marshall, Greg (Essayist)
Gays with disabilities United States Biography
Gay men United States Biography
Cerebral palsied United States Biography
HUMOR / Form / Essays
Cerebral palsied
Gay men
Gays with disabilities
United States
Genre: Autobiographies.

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