Avid Bookshop and Buvez presents "An Evening About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times" on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 7-9pm at Buvez and is free and open to the public. This event will feature readings by two contributors, Rachel Kolb and Joey Carter, and co-editor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson.
You can buy this book online from Avid Bookshop here
From the publisher, Liveright:
Boldly claiming a space in which people with disabilities can be seen and heard as they are--not as others perceive them--About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented. Speaking not only to those with disabilities, but also to their families, coworkers and support networks, the authors in About Us offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them.
Since its 2016 debut, the popular New York Times' "Disability" column has transformed the national dialogue around disability. Now, echoing the refrain of the disability rights movement, "Nothing about us without us," this landmark collection gathers the most powerful essays from the series that speak to the fullness of human experience--stories about first romance, childhood shame and isolation, segregation, professional ambition, child-bearing and parenting, aging and beyond.
With a foreword by Andrew Solomon and introductory comments by co-editors Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, About Us is a landmark publication of the disability movement for readers of all backgrounds, forms and abilities.