I'm Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond

I'm Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond


Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell encouraged a iteration of teens while she grew to become the 1st individual with a incapacity to seem in a habitual position on prime-time tv, together with her groundbreaking personality, Cousin Geri, at the NBC sitcom The evidence of existence. The book’s name — I’m jogging As immediately As i will — has a double which means, bearing on either Jewell’s sexuality and her awesome fight transforming into up with cerebral palsy. This candid memoir information her reviews from her hectic start in Buffalo, ny, to her upward push to stardom as a stand-up comedian to changing into a tv celebrity. She files the cruel realities of convey company via recounting the relentless discrimination and abuse she suffered by the hands of individuals she depended on. Her studies within the shark-infested waters of Hollywood led her on a trip from the Comedy shop to the White condominium, through a downward spiral, tax difficulties, drug habit, marriage, and an coincidence that just about claimed her lifestyles. whilst Deadwood author David Milch famous Jewell at a pharmacy, he provided her a task in his new HBO sequence instantaneous, and he or she started to locate desire and happiness once more. I’m strolling As immediately As i will is an inspiring tale, advised with grace and self-deprecating humor, one who provides readers a unprecedented glimpse of real braveness and perseverance.

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