LIFE AMONG THE WALKIES
Lorenzo Wilson Milam
"It is said that the word 'cripple'
is a sentence without a period . . . "- - - Blaise Cendrars
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataNames: Milam, Lorenzo W., author.
Title: Life among the walkies / Lorenzo Wilson Milam.
Description: San Diego : Mho & Mho Works, 
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
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 AuthorBLOB THAT ATE OAXACA by Carlos Amantea
"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 by Lorenzo Wilson Milam
"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) by Lolita Lark
"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 by Lorenzo Wilson Milam
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 by Lolita Lark
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 by Lolita Lark
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 by Lorenzo Wilson Milam.
"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 by Carlos Amantea
"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 by Lorenzo Wilson Milam
"...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 by Pastor A.W. Allworthy
"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 Resourceshttp://www.salon.com/writer/lorenzo_w_milam/
Four Resources for Dysthymia