Honest Memoir

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News April 2013

Autobiography addresses the loss and injustices that accompany paralysis.

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What if someone walked into surgery and awoke quadriplegic, never having been warned of the risk?

What if someone not only survived but also endured the disability with hope and humor? What if that someone traveled, worked, entertained, returned to school, earned master’s and law degrees and got married?

Someone did — and wrote a book about it. The Squeaky Wheel – an Unauthorized Autobiography by Brian Shaughnessy deals with acquiring a major disability and the loss and injustices that accompany paralysis.

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