I'M Walking as Straight as I Can

I'M Walking as Straight as I Can

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Exposing real pain, unstoppable perseverance, and unquestionable faith in the human spirit, this autobiography offers a true glimpse beyond the one-dimensional, hero image often associated with actress Geri Jewell. Born with cerebral palsy, Jewell made history when she became the first person with a disability cast in a recurring role on American television in The Facts of Life, and in the years that followed she experienced a string of other successes, including a performance at the White House in 1985 and a role on HBO's Deadwood series. Along with Jewells accomplishments, this personal story also depicts some of the less-than-rosy events that happened behind closed doors during her initial climb to fameamong them, her release from The Facts of Life, her managers embezzlement of the money she made on the show, and her struggle with chronic pain, despair, and a fear of revealing her true sexual identity. Told with grace and humor, this inspirational narrative presents an honest portrayal of a woman who refused to give up when others kept knocking her down.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 275 pages
  • 152 x 228mm
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 20 B/W Photos
  • 1770901280
  • 9781770901285

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"Geri is an amazingly courageous, talented actor. Her view of life is inspirational." Lily Tomlin, actress and comedian"Geri is not only is a fabulous comedienne, actress, and motivational speaker, but advocating for people with disabilities has made a difference in the lives of millions. Lord knows she's had an impact on my life! Granted if she could just sit still, I could read her lips once in awhile!" Kathy Buckley, actress and comedian "A natural at whatever she does. It was a joy to work with her. It's a joy to read this book." Ian McShane, actor who played Al Swearengen in Deadwood "I have known, admired, and adored Geri Jewell since the beginning of her comedy career. She is not only brilliant and funny, she has overcome an impossible obstacle in Hollywood; she's brunette." Elayne Boosler, comedian, writer, and founder, Tails of Joy "I havent known a more inspirational life and talent than the one described in these pages. One of the true gems in my career is Geri Jewell." Norman Lear I laughed, cried, and then stood up and applauded when I finished reading Geri's book. It's much more than a great read, it's a salute to the human spirit and an inspiration for everyone with a dream." Anson Williams, actor/director
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Table of contents

Introduction: What is What is Goth? The Encyclopedia: Absinthe to Emile Autumn Babybat to Lord Byron Cabaret Voltaire to Cyberlox The Damned to D-Ring Ebay to Eye of Horus Factory Records to Futurepop GAF to Guyliner Nina Hagan to Hyperium Records IDM to Ipso Factor David J to Joy Division Kambriel to Kutna Hora Lacuna Coil to Lycia Mallgoth to Mute Records NDH to Nosferatu Obscura to Outburn Bettie Page to PVC Anne Rampling to Rue Morgue Salem to Synthpop Tamagothi to Type O Negative Ubergoth to Urban Gothic V&Z to VNV Nation Wave Gotik Treffen to World Goth Day X-Tra-X to Zombies Extras: Goth Band Family Tree 13 Goth Places to See Before You Die Acknowledgements
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