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    DescriptionLike the day Elvis died or O.J. was acquitted, the Tuesday you wake up paralyzed is not a day you soon forget. For writer Allen Rucker—baby boomer, husband, father of two, aging Hollywood also-ran—life started over that Tuesday when, at the age of fifty-one, he was struck by a rare disorder—transverse myelitis—that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Why him? Was he being punished? Was it his stressful life? His frustrating career? Telling too many Christopher Reeve jokes? Dazed and paralyzed, he was forced to reevaluate everything, from the simplest bodily functions to the mysteries of the universe. In a style that is at once funny and moving, The Best Seat in the House offers an unpretentious and unapologetic account of learning to live with paralysis. Without trivializing his situation, and without sermons or clichés, Rucker invites all readers, whether disabled or not, to identify with him for better or for worse. This remarkably comic and heartfelt book speaks to the fragility of life and to the resilience and adaptability of a single, ordinary human being. Lucky for us, this human being has a sense of humor. At first, it may not look like the best seat in the house, but read on. You might be surprised.


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    Title
    The Best Seat in the House
    Subtitle
    How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allen Rucker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060825287
    ISBN 10: 0060825286
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC21: 362.19684200
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A31605600
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A07603010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.196/8420092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC406.P3 R78 2007
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    09 January 2007