Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Far from the Tree

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon p. 38

"Bewildered doctors and uncomprehending parents often question disabled people who reject the latest procedures and devices. Those disabled people, however, may be angered by the prospect of interventions that would make them function more like nondisabled people without mitigating the hard reality of their disabling condition."

It could be even harder to no longer have an obvious marker that alerts strangers that you might not function as perfectly as a typical person, but really who does function perfectly? Mr. Solomon does, I think, give a very balanced perspective of devices and medical interventions that can make a certain type of people extinct, and why that would be controversial.


Gigi Ann said...

Not sure where this story is going, I hope you are enjoying it. It just doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

Unknown said...

What an interesting one


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like an interesting, thought-provoking book. I'd have to be in the right mood to read this, but it sounds like it's worthwhile.
My Teaser is from CHRISTMAS CALLING.

Anonymous said...

An intriguing teaser.