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LIFE AMONG THE WALKIES


Lorenzo Wilson Milam


"It is said that the word 'cripple'
        is a sentence without a period . . . "
- - - Blaise Cendrars


Mho & Mho Works
San Diego




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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Milam, Lorenzo W., author.
Title: Life among the walkies / Lorenzo Wilson Milam.
Description: San Diego : Mho & Mho Works, [2017]
Identifiers: LCCN 2017017162 (print) | LCCN 2017033746 (ebook) | ISBN 0917320085 | ISBN 0917320042 (alk. paper)
Subjects: LCSH: Milam, Lorenzo W. | Poliomyelitis--Patients--Biography. | Poliomyelitis--Psychological aspects. | People with disabilities--Biography. | Older people with disabilities. | Aging--Psychological aspects.
Classification: LCC RC180.2 (ebook) | LCC RC180.2 .M552 2017 (print) | DDC
616.8/35--dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017017162
Manufactured in the United States of America


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Many of these essays appeared
at salon.com,
The Sun Magazine,
The Review of Arts, Literature,
Philosophy and the Humanities,
and New Mobility.
"The Secret of the Gods" was published as
an Op-Ed Piece in the L. A. Times.
"A Present for Sister Angelica" and
"Getting Analysed at the Hyatt Bar" appeared in
The Lourdes of Psychotherapy,
published by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation.
"Couples Therapy for the Disabled" is excerpted from
Susan Parker's book Tumbling After and is
reprinted with her permission.
"My Sister" won the Pushcart Prize for 1984.
The photograph at the beginning of
"A Note About the Author"
©2017 by David Levenson,
and is used by permission.

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Other Titles by the Author

BLOB THAT ATE OAXACA
"Amantea writes with great wit...The kaleidoscopic journey makes you want to leave your routine and vamoose."
--- The Whole Earth Review

CRIPZEN: A Manual for Survival
"CripZen is funny, wise and elegantly written. No one, disabled or not, should miss it."
--- Geoffrey C. Ward, Author of The Emergence of FDR

A CRICKET IN THE TELEPHONE (AT SUNSET)
"Sorry, I don't do blurbs though I love the book."
--- Bob Hass

SEX & BROADCASTING, A Handbook on Building a Radio Station for the Community
Selected for inclusion in the Reader's Catalogue of "The Best Books in Print."
"For all its irrelevancies and diversions, this is a wonderful book."
--- The London Times Literary Supplement

THE VIVISECTION MAMBO
Winner of starred reviews from Kirkus and ALA/Booklist.
"The 125 poems in this collection share a common touch: a refreshing humanity . . . "
--- Publishers Weekly

GRINGOLANDIA: A GUIDE FOR PUZZLED MEXICANS, by John Gallant and Lorenzo Milam
"It's not hard to like a book which wears its absurdity on its sleeve --- much like the nation it is satirizing."
--- The TLS

THE NOISIEST BOOK REVIEW IN THE KNOWN WORLD
Winner 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival. Named One of Kirkus' Best Books of the Year, 2014 [Starred review]

THE CRIPPLE LIBERATION FRONT MARCHING BAND BLUES
"Graphic but heartrending...belongs in the library of every medical care professional..."
--- The Journal of the American Medical Association
"...a maelstrom of rhapsodic, horribly beautiful prose...a passionate immediacy and a lyrical extravagance that hamstring criticism... achieves marvelous beauty."
--- The New York Times Book Review

THE LOURDES OF ARIZONA
"His comments are often biting and hilarious. This is fun, gossipy reading for the clinician who needs diversion and perspective on a tough occupation."
--- Contemporary Psychology

THE RADIO PAPERS
"...an offbeat yet appealing assortment of humorous, irreverent, apologetic, self-righteous, and passionate essays about noncommercial community radio in the 1960s and 1970s."
--- Library Journal

THE PETITION AGAINST GOD - - - The Full Story of the Lansman-Milam Petition
"Who's behind it all?" Bill Thomas, an official at Pacifica Foundation, says Lorenzo Milam, who co-sponsored the original FCC petition against religious broadcasters, egged on the controversy, apparently as a lark, by publishing the book, The Petition Against God, under the pseudonym, Pastor A. W. Allworthy."
--- The Wall Street Journal

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Links to Other Resources

http://www.salon.com/writer/lorenzo_w_milam/

http://thesunmagazine.org/author/1604

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-08-06/books/bk-272_1_poets-writers-magazine

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-02-03/opinion/op-1040_1_living-room-war

http://www.newmobility.com/2000/09/lorenzo-milam-surviving-geezerhood

Cripple, A Smart Ass

http://smartasscripple.blogspot.com/

Four Resources for Dysthymia

http://www.ralphmag.org/ZZ/cripzen-reading.html

Mark O'Brien

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2012/01/11/relationship-between-berkeley-sex-surrogate-disabled-poet-mark-obrien-subject-of-sundance-film/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sessions_(film)

Poliomyelitis

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/05/06/books/cutting-through-my-soul.html

Political Campaigns

http://www.krabarchive.com/pdf/richard-ac-greene-in-wall-street-journal-1968-11-01.pdf

http://www.krabarchive.com/richard-ac-greene-campaign-for-land-commissioner.html

https://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv25933/op=fstyle.aspx?t=i&q=wauar&f_subjects=Personal+Papers%2FCorporate+Records+(University+of+Washington)#IDG5HSFX1F05UADCOWEGGPRIZJIH0OCMQPRCY54PIMC1JMDMC500FB

Radio

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/fm-power-to-what-people-19701126

http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattles-fm-radio-station-krab-was-a-marvel-an-education/

http://www.krabarchive.com/krab-programs-lorenzo-milams-page.html

http://www.afana.org/ktao.htm

Reviews

https://nyupress.org/books/9780814793817/

https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=iIawxNOBCgYC&pg=PA136&lpg=PA136&dq=milam+eccentric&source=bl&ots=2Z5INSKAQ0&sig=fnEeVrNc4A5_vTEAeWEOHpcRWrE&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXhI3JhMDTAhWqilQKHexZC2UQ6AEIOzAD#v=onepage&q=milam%20eccentric&f=false

https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1589348.html

Thanatosis

https://www.reddit.com/r/history/comments/40oe2r/has_anyone_famous_ever_actually_faked_their_own/