Life Among the Walkies
Lorenzo Wilson Milam
You might think this is just another up-from-despair book about someone
winning out against all possible odds . . . and moving on bravely
into the future.
Perish the Thought
- This is about one who dared to appear in the nude on the cover of a leading disability magazine - - - much to the irritation of its 40,000 readers.
- One who started a dozen or so non-profit "community" radio stations - - - and gave them away - - - inspiring dozens of other new would-be broadcasters by means of a book called Sex & Broadcasting.
- One who drafted a public filing that garnered over 30,000,000 letters of protest to a federal agency - - - so much so that they practically begged people to stop inundating them with letters and cards.
- One who ran a political campaign in the northwest, the key plank of which was to donate the eastern part of Washington State to Idaho because it was "filled with nothing but rattlesnakes and nitwits."
- A man whose works have been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Broadcasting, The Journal of the American Medical Association, the Vancouver Sun, with book reviews in the likes of the TLS, Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist and Kirkus Review (with stars).
- And, finally, this is the story of one who tried to come out of the closet over fifty years ago - - - many years before Stonewall - - - got rebuffed by most gay bar patrons in town (he saw it as "gimp apartheid") and abandoned all hope until years later he was officially and cordially outed on NPR's "All Things Considered."
§ § §The author of Life Among the Walkies is now eighty-four. He has lived with disability since 1952. He has constructed here a trove of information to give heart to those who are now learning the "sacred truth" of disability - - - the wisdom that comes with old age, disease, break-down . . . coupled with the sheer unwillingness to pop off on a whim. These are thus the gleanings of almost three-quarters-of-a-century of study - - - of the media, of psychology, of literature, and of the fine essence of the quick vs. the dead.
Title: Life Among the Walkies
Author: Lorenzo Wilson Milam
Publication Date: 15 January 2018
ISBN 978-0917320085 (alk. paper)
ISBN 978-0917320042 (ebook)
Size: 350 pages. Price: $29.95 (Softback); $15.00 (ebook)
Genre: Self-Help & the Psychological Aspects of Aging
Distributor: Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Quality
Agent: Richard Malmed, Box 99, Severance NY 12872
Publisher: Mho & Mho Works
San Diego CA 92176