Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Joe the Plumber: Modern Day Tom Joad

mccain0508 The plumbing is alive tonight,
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it
I'm sittin' down here in the cable news' light,
Searchin' for the ghost of Plumber Joe.

1 comment:

  1. Would you consider mentioning my newly-published memoir on your blog? I would be happy to exchange blog feeds as well.

    Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio was recently released by The University of Iowa Press.

    The memoir is a history -- an American tale -- of my fifty year wheelchair journey after being struck by both bulbar and lumbar poliomyelitis after a vaccine accident in 1959. The Press says Seven Wheelchairs gives "readers the unromantic truth about life in a wheelchair, he escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities and moves toward a place where every individual is irreplaceable."

    Other reviewers have called Seven Wheelchairs "sardonic and blunt," "a compelling account," and "powerful and poetic."

    I hope you can mention Seven Wheelchairs on your blog. We all live different disability stories, I know, but perhaps if you find the memoir worthwhile, you might want to recommend the book to others who are curious about what polio or disability in general.

    Of course, the book is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Gary Presley
    SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio
    Fall 2008 University of Iowa Press