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Author: Peter Catapano, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross, Coleen Marlo Publisher: Highbridge Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781684573820

Publisher Description

Boldly claiming a space in which people with disabilities can be seen and heard as they are—not as others perceive them—About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented. Speaking not only to those with disabilities, but also to their families, coworkers, and support networks, the authors in About Us offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them.

Since its 2016 debut, the popular New York Times "Disability" column has transformed the national dialogue around disability. Now, echoing the refrain of the disability rights movement, "Nothing about us without us," this landmark collection gathers the most powerful essays from the series that speak to the fullness of human experience—stories about first romance, childhood shame and isolation, segregation, professional ambition, child-bearing and parenting, aging and beyond.

Reflecting on the fraught conversations around disability—from the friend who says "I don't think of you as disabled," to the father who scolds his child with attention differences, "Stop it stop it stop it what is wrong with you?"—the stories here reveal the range of responses, and the variety of consequences, to being labeled as "disabled" by the broader public.

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About the Author

Peter Catapano has been an opinion editor at the New York Times since 2005, where he has developed and edited several online series, including Home Fires, which featured writing by US military veterans, and Anxiety, a multidimensional exploration of panic, worry, and fear. He was recognized for his work in pioneering blogs and series with a Publisher’s Award in 2008.

About the Narrators

Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011, and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.

Jonathan Todd Ross is a writer and an Earphones and Audie Award–winning voice actor. He has lent his voice to numerous anime television shows, including Yu-Gi-Oh! and Sonic X.