My Left Foot

My Left Foot

Book - 1998
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"Christy Brown was born a victim of cerebral palsy. But the hapless, lolling baby concealed the brilliantly imaginative and sensitive mind of a writer who would take his place among the giants of Irish literature. This is Christy Brown's own story. He recounts his childhood struggle to learn to read, write, paint and finally type, with the toe of his left foot. In this manner he wrote his bestseller Down all the Days."
Publisher: London : Vintage 1998, c1954
ISBN: 9780749391775
Branch Call Number: 823.914 Brown
Characteristics: 184 p


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Apr 12, 2008

Inspiring story about Christy Brown, a child born with cerebral palsy, who overcomes his inability to communicate by learning to write with his left foot.


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Nov 21, 2016

Christy Brown was born in 1932 one of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer. A victim of cerebral palsy, he could not control his speech or limbs apart from his left foot. He used his left foot to paint and to write his autobiography (originally published in 1954). We went on to publish a book of poetry, three novels, and another autobiography. Christy Brown died in 1981.

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