Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life
A Washington Post Book World Rave
Harriet McBryde Johnson's witty and highly unconventional memoir opens with a lyrical meditation on death and ends with a bold and unsentimental sermon on pleasure. Born with a congenital neuromuscular disease, Johnson has never been able to walk, dress, or bathe without assistance. With assistance, she passionately celebrates her life's richness and pleasures and pursues a formidable career as an attorney and activist. Whether rolling on the streets of Havana, on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, or in an auditorium at Princeton debating philosopher Peter Singer, Harriet McBryde Johnson defies every preconception about people with disabilities, and shows how a life, be it long or short, is a treasure of infinite value.
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Review: Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a LifeUser Review - Kristin - Goodreads
Southern charm and wry humor are the trademarks of this talented story teller. Her voice reaches through her writing as though McBryde herself is sharing her story with you over tea. Her experiences ... Read full review
Review: Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a LifeUser Review - Ann - Goodreads
Johnson, lawyer, "crip," wheel chair-bound, and a great voice in literature. A hoot, in part b/c Johnson was a political animal during the Clinton years and didn't support (at least initially) Clinton ... Read full review
Too Late to Die Young
Hail to the Chief
Honk If You Hate Telethons
What the Hell Why Not?
Trial and Error
Believing in Dreams
Good MorningAn Ending
Authors Note and Acknowledgments