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The Resource Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance, Ady Barkan

Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance, Ady Barkan

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Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance
Title
Eyes to the wind
Title remainder
a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance
Statement of responsibility
Ady Barkan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this inspirational and moving memoir, activist Ady Barkan explores his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him a profound new understanding of his commitment to social justice for all. Ady Barkan loved taking afternoon runs on the California coast and holding his newborn son Carl. But one day, he noticed a troubling weakness in his hand. At first, he brushed it off as carpal tunnel syndrome, but after a week of neurological exams and two MRIs, he learned the cause of the problem: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. At age 32, Ady was given just three to four years to live. Yet despite the devastating diagnosis, he refused to let his remaining days go to waste. Eyes to the Wind is a rousing memoir featuring intertwining storylines about determination, perseverance, and how to live a life filled with purpose and intention. The first traces Ady's battle with ALS: how he turned the initial shock and panic from his diagnosis into a renewed commitment to social justice--not despite his disability but because of it. The second, told in flashbacks, illustrates Ady's journey from a goofy political nerd to a prominent figure in the enduring fight for equity and justice who is "willing to give [his] last breath to save our democracy" (CNN). From one of today's most vocal advocates for social justice, Eyes to the Wind is an evocative and unforgettable memoir about activism, dedication, love, and hope
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10805559
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Barkan, Ady
Dewey number
  • 616.8/390092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Barkan, Ady
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases
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a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance
Label
Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance, Ady Barkan
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781982111540
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
bl2019020809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1114333385
  • on1114333385
  • OCoLC
Label
Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope and resistance, Ady Barkan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781982111540
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
bl2019020809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1114333385
  • on1114333385
  • OCoLC

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