Too Late to Die Young
Nearly True Tales from a Life
By (author) Harriet McBryde Johnson
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Too Late to Die Young by Harriet McBryde Johnson
Book DescriptionA "Washington Post Book World "RaveHarriet 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312425715
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Harriet McBryde Johnson
Harriet McBryde Johnson has been a lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1985. Her solo practice emphasizes benefits and civil rights claims for poor and working people with disabilities. For more than twenty-five years, she has been active in the struggle for social justice, especially disability rights. She holds the world endurance record (fourteen years without interruption) for protesting the Jerry Lewis telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She served the City of Charleston Democratic Party for eleven years, first as secretary and then as chair. She is a frequent contributor to "The New York Times Magazine" and to the disability press.
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