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Very Special People: The Struggles, Loves, and Triumphs of Human Oddities
Very Special People The Struggles Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities Author:Frederick Drimmer Francesco Lentini, who used his third leg for soccer, is just one of he many "Mistakes of Nature" included in Frederick Drimmer's fascinating book VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE. What makes them very special is that they were all born "curiosities" and they all lived unusual lives. Like Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins, who were joined at the ches... more »t for life. They married sisters, set up separate homes, and fathered 22 children between them!
These are just a few glimpses of the many true and fascinating stories contained in this photo-packed volume. Also chapters on giants, dwarfs, fat people, armless and legless wonders, hermaphrodites, bearded ladies, and numerous other human oddities. This is not just a picture book of "freaks". The author treats these people with insight compassion and the dignity one earns by being born different from everyone else.
VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE will also teach you one of the important lessons that life has to offer: the incredible ability of man's mind, soul, and spirit to overcome any physical imperfection...no matter how hopeless it may appear.« less