Francine Falk-Allen - Not a Poster Child (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement -- but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual or late effects of polio, this virus has never been old news. Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk. Here, she tells the story of how a toddler learned grown-up lessons too soon; a schoolgirl tried her best to be a "normie," on into young adulthood; and a woman finally found her balance, physically and spiritually. In lucid, dryly humorous prose, she also explores how her disability has affected her choices in living a fulfilling (and amusing) life in every area -- relationships, career, religion (or not), athleticism, artistic expression, and aging, to name a few. A clear-eyed examination of living with a handicap, Not a Poster Child is one woman's story of finding her way to a balanced life -- one with a little cheekiness and a lot of joy.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Not a Poster Child: Living Well with a Disability--A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523915
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - August 7th, 2018

Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement--but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual or late effects of polio, this virus has never been old news. Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk.