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The Pretty one : : on Life, pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With me

Brown, Keah. Book - 2019 818.603 Br, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Humor / Brown, Keah 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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Call Number: 818.603 Br, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Humor / Brown, Keah
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch

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Introduction -- Can we sit for a sec? -- Love you, mean it -- Is this thing on? -- Pop culture & me : a (sometimes) unrequited love story -- You can't cure me, I promise it's fine -- Freedom of a ponytail -- The pretty one -- An ode to the boys -- The human iPod -- Cry, baby, cry -- To see and be seen -- I like me now, too.
"From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of self-hate society strengthened inside her. But after years of introspection and reaching out to others in her community, she has reclaimed herself and changed her perspective. In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled -- so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identical twin (called 'the pretty one' by friends) to navigating romance; her deep affinity for all things pop culture--and her disappointment with the media's distorted view of disability; and her declaration of self-love with the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. By 'smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself' (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds"-- Provided by publisher.


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Great! submitted by manz on July 20, 2022, 4:17pm A fantastic book! Please read.

starts strong, gets repetetive, still worth reading submitted by nemiller on August 12, 2023, 10:25pm This book starts out strong with some interesting essays and personal narrative. Towards the end, each essay/chapter seemed pretty unfocused. Instead of having a theme for each chapter, there were a bunch of chapters that touched on the same disparate points. Overall, though, it was definitely worth reading. I listened to the author read the audiobook, which added a layer of enjoyment!