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Read Im Walking as Straight as I Can ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Born with cerebral palsy Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime time television with her groundbreaking character Cousin Geri on the NBC sitBorn with cerebral palsy Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime time television with her groundbreaking character Cousin Geri on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life The book's title I'm Walking As Straight As I Can has a double meaning referring to both Jewell's sexuality and her extraordinary struggle growing up with cerebral palsy This ca. There is only so much poor me I was emotionally immature and poor me I was too trusting that a person can handle No one could be that immature and trusting She hurt too many people in this charade for it to be blamed upon emotional immaturity It is not possible I believe she used her disability to her advantage and blamed everyone else for her misfortune She was perpetually screwing up her life and then had people save her The book was well written but she is not likable at all There is nothing inspiring about this book She is extremely manipulative But she perpetually blames this on others rather than take the responsibility for her behavior She is the perpetual poor cripple She is an embarrassment to the whole disability rights community I say this as a person who has lived with disabilities all my life I suggest reading Geri that was published in 1984 This has to do with Geri Jewell and her struggles with CP as a child She totally glossed over that in this book

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Ndid memoir details her experiences from her traumatic birth in Buffalo New York to her rise to stardom as a stand up comic to becoming a television star She documents the harsh realities of show business by recounting the relentless discrimination and abuse she suffered at the hands of people she trusted Her experiences in the shark infested waters of Hollywood led her on a journey from the Comedy Store to the White House followed by a. Not going to lie I read this book for the title which is possibly the most perfect thing ever conceived I laughed for ten minutesI honestly had no idea who Geri Jewell was I know of Facts of Life but I'm too young to have watched it I read it for my own personal reasons and loved it Advice; if you're going to read this book get the audio book The author reads it herself and there are moments where she is actually in tears This is a fairly personal book for me for pretty obvious reasons I spent the first bits nodding the whole way through and in absolute shock at how little has changed through the entire book Regardless of my own experiences and the way they colour the story it is really a good book Jewell is incredibly honest about her own mistakes and occasionally far too kind about the way she's been treated I would pretty much hand this book to anyone who knows me and just leave them alone with it because I can't possibly say anything you need to know any better

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Im Walking as Straight as I CanDownward spiral tax problems drug addiction marriage and an accident that nearly claimed her life When Deadwood creator David Milch recognized Jewell at a pharmacy he offered her a role in his new HBO series on the spot and she began to find hope and happiness once again I'm Walking As Straight As I Can is an inspiring story told with grace and self deprecating humor one that gives readers a rare glimpse of true courage and perseveranc. This is no ordinary celebrity autobiography Geri Jewell cut a special cloth through the entertainment industry I remember seeing Geri on Facts of Life when I was a kid; she made Blair and all of us better understand the difference between physical and developmental disabilities a bit betterI so admire Geri's strength and this book was yet another excellent reminder that a person with a disability doesn't need our sympathy they deserve our respect The challenges they face are so much greater than what any of us traditionally abled folks can understand This book made me laugh over and over and I have a new found appreciation for Geri's contribution to our world Read it You'll love it