These americans are heroes. However, is all people who is catastrophically injured anticipated to respond during this brave manner?In a new memoir, A Body, Undone NYU Press 2016, this expectation is questioned. The author, Wesleyan University Professor Christina Crosby, sustained a severe spinal cord injury at age 50. Now 61, she is paralyzed from the chest down and is wheel chair bound, though she is in a position to move her arms and can grasp items like the pages of a book.
Crosby knows all in regards to the heroism narratives, but she is intent on placing aside that model and telling the reader what it is actually like to live as a quadriplegic. Read the complete book review, Is Heroism the Standard?, at .