I'm Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond

I'm Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond


Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell encouraged a iteration of youth whilst she grew to become the 1st individual with a incapacity to seem in a habitual function on prime-time tv, along with her groundbreaking personality, Cousin Geri, at the NBC sitcom The proof of existence. The book’s identify — I’m jogging As directly As i will be able to — has a double that means, touching on either Jewell’s sexuality and her notable fight growing to be up with cerebral palsy. This candid memoir information her reports from her annoying start in Buffalo, long island, to her upward thrust to stardom as a stand-up comedian to turning into a tv famous person. She records the cruel realities of convey company via recounting the relentless discrimination and abuse she suffered by the hands of individuals she relied on. Her stories within the shark-infested waters of Hollywood led her on a trip from the Comedy shop to the White residence, by means of a downward spiral, tax difficulties, drug dependancy, marriage, and an coincidence that just about claimed her existence. while Deadwood writer David Milch well-known Jewell at a pharmacy, he provided her a job in his new HBO sequence prompt, and she or he started to locate wish and happiness once more. I’m strolling As instantly As i will be able to is an inspiring tale, informed with grace and self-deprecating humor, one who provides readers a unprecedented glimpse of actual braveness and perseverance.

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