Dwarf (Paperback)

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"It's okay with me if you picked up this book because you're curious about what it's like to live with dwarfism. But I hope that you'll take away much more--about adapting to the world when it won't adapt to you."--from "Dwarf "
A memoir of grit and transformation for anyone who has been told something was impossible and then went on to do it anyway.
Tiffanie DiDonato was born with dwarfism. Her limbs were so short that she was not able to reach her own ears. She was also born with a serious case of optimism. She decided to undergo a series of painful bone-lengthening surgeries that gave her an unprecedented 14 inches of height--and the independence she never thought she'd have.
After her surgeries, Tiffanie was able to learn to drive, to live in the dorms during college, and to lead a normal life. She even made time to volunteer, writing to troops stationed abroad, and one of those Marine pen pals ultimately became her husband.
"Dwarf "is a moving and, at times, funny testament to the power of sheer determination, and has been compared to Andrew solomon's "Far From the Tree.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780452298118
ISBN-10: 0452298113
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: November 27th, 2012
Pages: 250
Language: English