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The Resource Poster child : a memoir, Emily Rapp

Poster child : a memoir, Emily Rapp

Label
Poster child : a memoir
Title
Poster child
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Emily Rapp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emily Rapp was born with a birth defect that required, at the age of four, that her left foot be amputated. By the time she was eight she'd had dozens of operations and had lost her entire leg from just above the knee. She had also become the smiling, always perky, indefatigable poster child for the March of Dimes, and spent much of her childhood traveling around Wyoming making appearances and giving pep talks. All the while she was learning to live with what she later called "my grievous, irrevocable flaw." This is Rapp's brutally honest and often darkly humorous account of wrestling with the tyranny of self-image as a teenager and then ultimately coming to terms with her own body as a young woman. It's about what it's like to live inside a broken body in a society that values beauty above almost everything else.--From publisher description
Summary
A young woman who grew up with a disability that forced the childhood amputation of her leg below the knee details her struggle to learn to live with the problem, her role as a poster child for the March of Dimes, and dealing with her self-image
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2007.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189918
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.197/580092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Poster child : a memoir, Emily Rapp
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781596912564
Lccn
2006012555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm67383710
  • OCoLC
Label
Poster child : a memoir, Emily Rapp
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781596912564
Lccn
2006012555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm67383710
  • OCoLC

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