Mermaid

Mermaid

A Memoir of Resilience

Book - 2014
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A woman born without legs describes her life growing up as one of eleven children in a large Catholic family, wearing prosthetics, going to school, facing bullies, and searching for love and happiness.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393089011
0393089010
Branch Call Number: 92 C8817m 2014
Characteristics: viii, 336 pages ; 25 cm

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ChristchurchLib Mar 17, 2014

"Born with legs that ended at her knees, author Eileen Cronin was one of 11 children in a boisterous family without quite enough parental attention to go around. Though her family didn't make her feel different, once she got to school she had to learn to stand up to bullies and deal with social alienation. Eventually, the stresses of being "disabled" made her turn to alcohol, and she spent years battling to recover from addiction." Biography and Memoir March 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/1622705f-5af4-4dc2-9e26-3b28d1be098f?postId=f56cf88e-7093-4fd9-bfa7-93d497929bcc

cgloden Mar 03, 2014

This is a really well written and honest look at a girl growing up without legs. The book explores the struggle with getting her mom to admit that she took a drug while she was in the womb that caused her legs to shrink up. She was born before prosthetics were what they are today and it made for some funny and interesting stories. Very brave, strong lady!!

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