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The View From One Kansas City Writer's 'Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body'

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Rebekah Taussig shares her experiences in her new memoir, "Sitting Pretty."

Rebekah Taussig has made a habit of challenging pop culture depictions of disabilities.

Her new memoir delivers poignant and entertaining personal stories that examine "what it means to live in a body."

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