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A Secretly Handicapped Man by Norbert Nathanson

By Norbert Nathanson

After greater than 30 years weathering stares and serious public stigma, becoming up within the operating type 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 no toes or one hand, new advances in clinical technological know-how supplied man made legs which gave him a regular peak, a common visual appeal and gait, and accredited him to get pleasure from 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 obvious 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 existence a victory. He does not remember that his accomplishments are remarkable.

“…it is really inspirational…it may help other folks to have a better appreciation of the problems you so eloquently describe via your experiences.”
Dr. Anthony Grieco, NYU clinical School

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

"What I so recognize is the shortcoming of self pity. it really is one painful leap forward after one other, rather than railing on the global. the writer supplies us a metaphor for plenty of people's lifestyles. And the memoir holds a cheerful finishing in spite of everything the tricky judgements he needed to make."
Diane H. Schetky, M.D., retired psychiatrist and poet.

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