Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Mason maintains a wonderful writerly detachment from her material, turning her remarkable life into a vivid, exalted, truly humbling tale of inspiration." Publishers Weekly "Fascinating, inspirational and brave, Breath is a testament to the luscious fruits of Martha Mason's writing, and a life lived fully and well." BookPage "So this book.is well worth reading. It really does sum up a vision of America as absolutely reliable, decent, resourceful and kind -- just as Martha Mason and her wonderful mother managed to be during their difficult but extremely rewarding lives." The Washington Post "Truly inspiring stuff." Library Journal. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
After contracting polio as a young girl Martha Mason of tiny Lattimore, North Carolina, lived a record sixty-one of her seventy-one years in an iron lung until her death in 2009, but she never let the 800-pound cylinder define her. The subject of a documentary film, an NPR feature, an ABC News piece, and a widely syndicated New York Times obituary, Martha enjoyed life, and people. From within her iron lung, she graduated first in her class in high school and at Wake Forest University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was determined to be a writer and, with her devoted mother taking dictation, she became a journalist―but had to give up her career when her father became ill. Still, Martha created for herself a vast and radiant world―holding dinner parties with the table pushed right up to her iron lung, voraciously reading, running her own household, and caring for her mother when she became ill with Alzheimer's and increasingly abusive to Martha. When voice-activated computers became available, Martha wrote Breath, in part as a tribute to her mother. "This book is her story," writes Anne Rivers Siddons in her preface, "told in the rich words of a born writer. That she told it is a gift to everyone who will read it. That she told it is also as near to a miracle as most are likely to encounter."
About the Author:
Martha Mason, who is believed to have lived longer in an iron lung than any other person, resided in her family home in Lattimore, N.C., attended by three faithful assistants. She died in May 2009.
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP33583826
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87080673
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1608191192I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2760616691
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1608191192I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1608191192I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1608191192I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1608191192I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2010. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2784340967
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 31UEZG000EX1