Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life
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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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lavaturtle - LibraryThing
Harriet McBryde Johnson is amazing. But not in a sappy "inspirational" way. She has incredible tenacity in standing up to people in power, regardless of how unpopular it might be. This book is an excellent collection of stories from Johnson's incredible life. Read full review
TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG: Nearly True Tales from a LifeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Selected episodes from the life of "a tiny wheelchair woman with a certain amount of mouth," as disability rights activist Johnson describes herself.Johnson not only practices law in Charleston, S.C ... 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