Very thought provoking, well written account of the author's struggle.
I studied Reynolds Price at Agnes Scott College in the 70's. Though my memory is poor, I sitll remember his prose, his characters, his Southern style. Mr. Price was struck down physically long ago, and this book talks about coping with overwhelming illness and disability. It is a very worthy read, not to mention a true story.
The Chicago Trib said, "An achingly eloquent account of a four-year struggle...by turns stirring and funny, anguished and joyful."
Reynolds Price is one of our greatest writers, and can tell the story of his own agonizing illness and the roller coaster ride through treatments, therapies, emotions, and diminished physical capabilities, probably better than anyone living.
An outstanding account of the life adjustments necessary as a result of near total paralysis. I recomment it highly, especially if you have a friend or loved-one (as I have) entering or going through this sort of adjustment. Another informative read is, HENTZ:OF THINGS NOT SEEN, by Harriet Hentz Houser,Macmillan Company, 1955.
A poet's moving account of his cancer.
Beautifully written, heartfelt memoir of the physical struggles of Reynolds Price, the gifted author.
In beautiful prose, with heartfelt and honest emotion, Reynolds Price has written a compelling memoir of his illness. I was thoroughly engrossed in this book from start to finish - and the ending analysis was superb. I highly recommend this book, but especially to anyone who has had to endure catastrophic physical illness with all its emotional consequences. Inspiring, to say the least.