Dwarf: A Memoir

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Plume, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
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“It's okay with me if you picked up this book because you're curious about what it's like to live with dwarfism. But I hope that you'll take away much more—about adapting to the world when it won't adapt to you.”—from Dwarf

A memoir of grit and transformation for anyone who has been told something was impossible and then went on to do it anyway.

Tiffanie DiDonato was born with dwarfism. Her limbs were so short that she was not able to reach her own ears. She was also born with a serious case of optimism. She decided to undergo a series of painful bone-lengthening surgeries that gave her an unprecedented 14 inches of height—and the independence she never thought she’d have.

After her surgeries, Tiffanie was able to learn to drive, to live in the dorms during college, and to lead a normal life. She even made time to volunteer, writing to troops stationed abroad, and one of those Marine pen pals ultimately became her husband.

Dwarf is a moving and, at times, funny testament to the power of sheer determination, and has been compared to Andrew solomon's Far From the Tree.

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User Review  - akreese - LibraryThing

In Tiffanie DiDonato’s memoir Dwarf, she recounts the story of her life as a very short person living in a tall world. She describes her early challenges such as having arms so short that she can’t ... Read full review

Review: Dwarf: A Memoir of How One Woman Fought for a Body-and a Life-She Was Never Supposed to Have

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Eye opening on how much we take for granted. It will have you laughing and crying. But, mostly, cheering at the end. Everyone, tall or small, will be able to relate on at least one level. At that's ... Read full review

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