Books galore…interest in the life of others
Update: Patti, glorious OT student, also recommended this book:
You have enough to read,
but maybe during the next break definitely add “Where is the Mango Princess?” by Cathy Crimmins to your list.
It’s a caregivers experience with her husbands traumatic brain injury. It’s awesome, filled with facts, but also an incredible personal journey.
Oh and it mentions her experiences with OT…. that’s cool too : )
“Cookie Gimp” recommends:
*Rights of Inclusion by Munger and Engel. It’s an American book about narratives of disabled people
*No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a Civil Rights Movement by Joseph Shapiro *Handbook of Disability Studies by Albrecht, Seelman and Bury.
*Anne Finger’s Past Due, about her pregnancy as a disabled woman.
I leave tomorrow and will be gone 3 weeks in 3 different states. I've asked for blog material and have received a few pieces already. There might be quite a bit of off-topic stuff…just go read the archives for OT-related things. I'm not apologizing because this is a student journey blog and guess what, students get breaks!! I'm busy packing and tying up loose ends today. I had breakfast with OTS Brooke at Brother Juniper's today (yum), and then I hit up the public library…my favorite is the 21-day HEALTH section. I just randomly skim titles until I find titles that look promising – I hate reading books with straight-forward facts – I love reading stories though that have those facts intertwined. I'm fascinated by all medical things and the lives of others. I got this many books (from my hands at my waist to my chin, like Gus the mouse on Cinderella), because I will be spending a lot of time in airports and on airplanes. I did the same thing in June. I can't wait to read some books for fun, FINALLY. I'm sure I'll end up picking up a few more books along the way – I didn't have a list with me to pick up some recommended books. The hardest part is accurately gauging how many books I can get through in a day of travel since books are HEAVY!
- “Special Siblings: Growing up with someone with a disability” by Mary McHugh
- “Sound-Shadows of The New World” by Ved Mehta – about blindness
- “Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness” by John Hull
- “Wayne: An Abused Child's Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope – by Wayne Theodore
- “Swim to Me” by Betsy Carter (my one random fiction pick)
- “My Year Off: Recovering Life after a Stroke” by Robert McCrum
- “Defending Andy: One Mother's Fight to Save her Son from Cancer and the Insurance industry” by Marilyn Azevedo
- “I want to grow hair, I want to grow up, I want to go to Boise: Children Surviving Cancer” by Erma Bombeck
- “I had brain surgery, what's your excuse?” by Suzy Becker
- “Healing and Hope: Six Women from Betty Ford Center Share Journeys of Addiction and Recovery” by Betty Ford
- “Heroes with a thousand faces – true stories of people w/ facial deformities and their quest for acceptance” by Laura Greenwald
- “Rescuing Jeffrey” by Richard Galli – traumatic spinal cord injury story”
- “The Camera My Mother Gave me” by Susanna Kaysen – sickness journey
- “Dyspraxia: The Hidden Handicap” by Dr Amanda Kirby
- “Miracle Birth Stories of Very Premature Babies” by Timothy Smith
- “Playing for their Lives: Helping Troubled Children through Play Therapy” by Dorothy Singer
- “Acquainted with the night: a parent's quest to understand depression and bipolar disorder in his children” by Paul Raeburn
- “A handful of ashes” by Dr Victoria Greenleaf, on raising an antisocial child
- “Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul”