Friday, May 25, 2012

Gary Presley: The View from Down Here

One of my favorite writers, Gary Presley,  author of Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio, has written a new book of essays, published in e-book form. It is available on Amazon. I encourage you to go buy it.

Why an e-book? He explains:
So why now? Why Kindle? Ego, again, but also because I think that electronic publishing—digital books—will become more prominent as a medium for transmitting information. If that's the case, I want my essays in that form together rather than having them scattered throughout independent and unrelated archives.

He writes about the book:
Many of the essays included in The View from Down Here have been published in other venues, but many of those published appear here in their original form, mostly meaning longer than the edited/published versions.

The View from Down Here has nothing so fancy. It has ten essays about life.

  1. Cooking for Dogs 
  2. Triptych 
  3.  Ruby-throat Fusion 
  4. The Part that Kept Me from Screaming 
  5. In the Wake of the Wind 
  6. You Are What You Eat 
  7. A Pot to Pee in 
  8. Prejudice 
  9. No One Was Coming 
  10. Peter, Paul, and Mary


Gary Presley said...

Thanks for the "shout out" -- my favorite among the ten is "Cooking for Dogs." Only about three or four of them are relevant to "the life disabled."

Thanks again.

Ruth said...

Thanks for stopping by, Gary -look forward to reading your book :)