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By Norbert Nathanson

After greater than 30 years weathering stares and critical public stigma, growing to be up within the operating category of melancholy period Pittsburgh, and making an attempt desperately to go into the hot burgeoning box of tv, the writer skilled a miracle. Born with out toes or one hand, new advances in scientific technological know-how supplied synthetic legs which gave him an ordinary peak, a usual visual appeal and gait, and approved him to take pleasure in a formerly unknown, existence changing public anonymity. Being out of the highlight of public stigma introduced him peace. He by no means shared his tale, and held his secrets and techniques fiercely. He hasn't ever visible himself as being various, nor outlined himself in dramatic phrases. An skilled, critical and pushed educator and tv govt, outdoorsman, sailor, wood worker, fisherman, he has shaped his truth. His survival is a triumph, his lifestyles a victory. He does not keep in mind that his accomplishments are remarkable.

“…it is really inspirational…it can assist people to have a better appreciation of the problems you so eloquently describe through your experiences.”
Dr. Anthony Grieco, NYU clinical School

“The publication presents any reader, informal or differently, deep insights into the lifetime of somebody born very various bodily and later remodeled into yet one more actual being. That makes the tale certain, in a category of its personal. I come clear of it with a miles deeper realizing of the effect of handicapping stipulations on a person’s improvement. now not a tear or second of heartache is passed over. What this guy went via in his upward thrust above adversity is inspirational in each respect.”
Don Ferguson, Dean Emeritus, institution of schooling, New Mexico nation University

"What I so appreciate is the inability of self pity. it's one painful breakthrough after one other, rather than railing on the international. the writer offers us a metaphor for lots of people's lifestyles. And the memoir holds a contented finishing in the end the tricky judgements he needed to make."
Diane H. Schetky, M.D., retired psychiatrist and poet.

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