A dazzling memoir that interweaves the author’s personal history of polio – the lived, daily experience of disability – with the life-story of the disease. Anne Finger was, at four years of age, one of the last to contract polio, just months before the Salk Vaccine was released to conquer the disease that mysteriously struck so many young people.
Always a fighter, Anne became one of the earliest advocates for the disabled. Her work helped to enact laws against discrimination of the handicapped.
An accomplished writer, Anne Finger has brought together memoir, science and history in this absorbing and inspiring story.