What’s That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness by Henry Kisor
The Clash: ‘Talking’ by Nick Johnstone
My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness by Lennard J. Davis
Nirvana: The True Story by Everett True
Kicking Up Dirt: A True Story of Determination, Deafness, and Daring by Ashley Fiolek, Caroline Ryder
?What’s That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness by Henry Kisor
English | July 9th, 2010 | ASIN: B009LER7NY, ISBN: 02520773934, 0809096897 | 227 Pages | EPUB | 0.36 MB
Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor’s engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication.
Kisor tells of his parents’ drive to raise him as a member of the hearing and speaking world by teaching him effective lip-reading skills at a young age and encouraging him to communicate with his hearing peers. He also narrates his time as the only deaf student at Trinity College in Connecticut and then as a graduate student at Northwestern University, as well as his successful career as the book review editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News.
Widely praised in popular media and academic journals when it was first published in 1990, What’s That Pig Outdoors? opened new conversations about the deaf. Bringing those conversations into the twenty-first century, Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people’s abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements such as blogging, instant messaging, and hand-held mobile devices that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.
?The Clash: ‘Talking’ by Nick Johnstone
English | April 7th, 2010 | ASIN: B003FW3IOU, ISBN: 1846094003 | 132 Pages | EPUB | 9.41 MB
Of all the straight talking bands thrown up in the Seventies punk explosion, none talked straighter than The Clash. Fiercely proud of their rebel status, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon rarely wavered in their commitment to spreading a message of social justice through their music. Here’s what they said at the time, and after it was over.
?My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness by Lennard J. Davis
English | May 25th, 2015 | ASIN: B00PJ3CUEW, ISBN: 0252075773, 0252025334 | 188 Pages | EPUB | 0.53 MB
Lennard J. Davis grew up as the hearing child of deaf parents. In this candid, affecting, and often funny memoir, he recalls the joys and confusions of this special world, especially his complex and sometimes difficult relationships with his working-class Jewish immigrant parents. Gracefully slipping through memory, regret, longing, and redemption, My Sense of Silence is an eloquent remembrance of human ties and human failings.
?Nirvana: The True Story by Everett True
English | November 4th, 2009 | ASIN: B002VL1C9Y, ISBN: 1844496406, 1844496406 | 711 Pages | EPUB | 8.33 MB
Everett True is responsible for bringing Nirvana, Hole, Pavement, Soundgarden and a host of other bands to public attention. He introduced Kurt to Courtney, performed on stage with Nirvana on numerous occasions and famously pushed Kurt onto the stage of the Reading Festival in 1992 in a wheelchair.
This is the true story written by the only journalist allowed into the Cobain house immediately after Kurt’s death. True reveals the details of what the legendary band was really like, what happened to Cobain in Olympia and Seattle, how Kurt first met Courtney, and gives the lowdown on the scenes, the seminars, the live dates, the friends and the drug dealers surrounding the grunge explosion.
A decade after Kurt Cobain’s suicide, Nirvana continues to exert an enormous power on popular music as new generations discover the poignancy in their music. For the first time, here is a true insider’s commentary on one of rock’s most influential bands.
?Kicking Up Dirt: A True Story of Determination, Deafness, and Daring by Ashley Fiolek, Caroline Ryder
English | April 27th, 2010 | ASIN: B003GFIVFW, ISBN: 0061946478, 0061946486 | 220 Pages | EPUB | 2.92 MB
Called “a crusader for gender equity in her sport” by the New York Times, 2008 Women’s Motocross Champion Ashley Fiolek’s inspiring memoir about her life-long deafness, her triumph over adversity, her rise to the top of her male-dominated extreme sport, and how her family and Christian faith helped her get there. Fans of motocross and extreme sports, as well as readers who enjoyed memoirs such as Bethany Hamilton’s Soul Surfer, will be inspired by Kicking Up Dirt.