PARTNER EVENT: The Story Center and Rainy Day Books welcome Rebekah Taussig, Author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

PARTNER EVENT OVERVIEW:  Rebekah Taussig, Bestselling Author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body will Discuss her life and New Softcover This Author & Book Event is Presented by The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library with support from Rainy Day Books.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.

Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she longed for more stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling.

Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life. Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story..

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Mid-Continent Public Library, The Story Center, Woodneath Community Room 2, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  Rebekah Taussig will Discuss her life and work, and her New Bestselling Softcover Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Rainy Day Books will have Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body For Sale at this Program, you may also Preorder Online below and note AT EVENT PICK-UP and we willl have your Book waiting at the Author & Book Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Author & Book Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Story-Center or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body For Sale at this Author & Book Event.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Story Center, Woodneath Community Hall
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body By Rebekah Taussig Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062936806
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: HarperOne - July 6th, 2021

Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.